CyberSecurity Services: Underlying Insights For A Better Digital Infrastructure
A world without the internet is an unimaginable world nowadays, with almost 4.57 billion active internet users (that is 59 percent of the global population) as of April 2020, a big volume of data is being stored online, which means there is a higher chance of personal and sensitive data being attacked.
This has caused the demand for cybersecurity to rise. Businesses are looking high and low for cybersecurity talents to protect their data.
The market for cybersecurity professionals is crying out for new talents. There is a growing skills gap which needs to be filled. Research shows that leaders are still struggling with the skills gap and access to talent-related when it comes to cybersecurity: 76 percent of the respondents believe that there is a shortage of cybersecurity skills; 72 percent of the organizations participated in the survey are still struggling to find cybersecurity talent.
Some typical jobs in cybersecurity include penetration tester, security software developer, security auditor, security architect, product manager, data governance and compliance officer, CISO (chief information security officer).
Cybersecurity is described as an area most in need of skillful professionals.
To be in the cybersecurity field, a degree is usually not necessary, but fundamental knowledge about general computer science or information technology can help people who want to work in the industry ease the way in easier. Normally, a cybersecurity professional will typically have the following certifications:
- Certified Secure Computer User
- CompTIA Security+
- Certified information security Manager
- Certified Encryption Specialist
- And others
The industry much needs people to enter this exciting field since protecting information is any business’s top choice.
Cybersecurity services and the impact on businesses
One of the reasons why cybersecurity is so important is because cybercrime is rapidly evolving since the last time we entered the 4.0 industrial revolution.
The internet has provided us with an excellent platform to work on, it is almost impossible to conduct business without the internet nowadays.
We can store our information in cloud-based applications, find business ideas and management information, make purchasing decisions online, and so on, such business operation activities are now impacted by the internet.
The internet is in every tool that businesses around the world are using and will continue to use in the future.
But of course, as soon as the internet starts to infuse in every one of our cells, hackers, crackers, cybercrooks have appeared, they are armed with malware, ready to steal millions of personal information and hundreds of millions of dollars from online banking accounts. It is undeniable that the internet has been one of the most useful tools in business, schools, and our everyday lives, but it also contains underlying risks.
No one knows who will be the next victim of a cybercrime. Now with the invention of cutting-edge technological innovations, cybercrime is more sophisticated.
Cyber attacks can cause serious problems and consequences, leaving damage to one company’s reputation. Therefore, many business owners have decided on hiring cybersecurity experts to solve the problem.
More than half of the world population have access to the internet, billions of customers’ information are stored online and vigintillion of dollars are in online banking accounts, no wonder why businesses are seeking professionals to address the challenges induced by cybercriminals.
Cybersecurity in Vietnam - Challenges in the future
Cybersecurity in Vietnam has seen some positive changes last year, Hanoi security firm CyStack reported that the percentage of cyber-attacks in Vietnam has dropped 69 percent. In April 2020, The Department of Information Security in Vietnam recorded a total of 51.4 percent dropping in cyber attacks on information systems compared to the same period in 2019.
Yeo Siang Tong, a GE at Kaspersky in Southeast Asia said, “Last year VietNam saw significant improvements in its cybersecurity landscape. We have to commend the active efforts exerted by the Government, which increased awareness of the public and required businesses to beef up their defenses”
The awareness of the importance of cybersecurity in the world in general and in Vietnam, in particular, is going to increase. Along with technological advancements like AI, IoT, the implementation of 5G, cyber crimes will be more intricate and harmful.
Enterprises and organizations around the world and Vietnam need to pay more attention to the threat for all industries, which can help boost the defending preparation process.
The rise of cybersecurity meaning for the job market in Vietnam
The forecast is set for the cybersecurity industry: there will be significant growth in the demands for cybersecurity professionals since more businesses in Vietnam are leaning towards digital transformation and they are all aware of the information surveillance. Criminal organizations can plan and commit crimes, businesses can gather intelligence on their competitors, suppliers, or customers.
Not only organizations need cybersecurity but individuals also want to protect their personal information from any unwanted service agency.
- With cybersecurity, we can see some positive changes in the world of work such as:
- Digital trade will be more credible and help boost the economy
- Creating new jobs opportunities for cybersecurity professionals
- Expanding the cybersecurity industry in Vietnam
The rise of cybersecurity also means that any startup company in Vietnam has to deal with one problem: hiring cybersecurity talents.
Cybersecurity needs will be at the foundation of every data-based sector in companies. One of the reasons that should be taken into account when it comes to hiring cybersecurity professionals is job listings often describe the job requirements with confusing jargon.
This generates problems attracting cybersecurity talents.
When we say “jargon”, we don’t mean that you should leave out all necessary technical terms, we want to emphasize that recruiters should ensure their language is elucidated. Special terms can be useful to filter out the non-targeted audience, these terms may be the clearest and most important way to communicate with that group.
However, using unnecessary jargon can cause misunderstanding, even if potential candidates are specialists.
Skills and Experience in the cybersecurity industry
Some top skills required for cybersecurity jobs include:
- Problem-solving Skills
- Knowledge of security across various platforms
- Attention to details
- Communication skills
- Fundamental computer forensics skills
- An understanding of Hacking
- Penetration testing
- Security Analysis
- Data science and analytics
- Incident response
Cybersecurity is crucial when it comes to internet users. Nobody wants to have their information leaked. The increase in cybersecurity needs is affecting the working environment. Vietnam is on the way to overcome the growing skills gap as there are thousands of IT graduates every year.
Acquiring cybersecurity skills will open many doors to expand the career prospects since now every company is in need to protect their information. The career opportunities are immeasurable.
At TP&P Technology, we provide one of the most reliable cybersecurity services. Talk to one of our experts to gain more insights into the cybersecurity industry.