Argumentative Essay On Cybersecurity

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With industry “experts” declaring that there will be one billion cybersecurity up for grabs in 2016, I may have to hire my teenager this year. Alright, so I fudged the numbers a little, there are only one million “cybersecurity” jobs [1] up for grabs. One million is a big number with regards to “cybersecurity” considering that in March of 2015, there were then, 209,000 vacant “cybersecurity” jobs. Such strange numbers. I visited the “de-facto” technology “help wanted” website (Dice.com) just now, and noticed there are 79,056 openings at the time of this writing. Headed over to Monster.com and typed in “cyber” and found a few hundred more, but far less than 209,000 let alone the wondrous 1,000,000 mentioned by Forbes.

Having been in the security arena for over two decades now, I have seen how much it has grown, but never have I seen such a wonderful number: “1,000,000 Cybersecurity Experts blah blah blah.” Apologies for the “blah blah blah” portion, but the geek/nerd/pessimist/realist in me wouldn’t allow me to process this magical number. Mentally, the number seems absurd, so I decided to be fair. Headed back to Dice to search the term “Cyber” if the number (1,000,000) holds true, there should be no less than 20,000 openings in NYC (million divided by each state to be conservative). Sadly only 101
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Organizations will be left scrambling to throw bodies at problems. Those “bodies” won’t fare well, security will become even more insecure in corporate networks, and organizations will become revolving cyberdoors. Anyone daring to use the word “cyber” in any resume or social capacity will become pariahs. Corporate America and beyond, you created this mayhem. There is plenty of bodies able, capable, and willing of solving problems with regards to security, but you have become so blindly by shiny marketing

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