Cybersecurity a gold mine for jobs: IBM India

As per it, a whopping 3 million cybersecurity professionals are required in the country but the supply is not even one lakh now.

Global technology major IBM feels there is a huge gap in the demand and supply of cybersecurity professionals in the country.
 
The software company calls upon the young graduates to aspire for this profession, which is a high-margin segment for companies and also a lucrative career option. 
 
As per it, a whopping 3 million cybersecurity professionals are required in the country but the supply is not even one lakh now.
 
The company finds India both as a market as well as a talent pool to serve the global markets on cybersecurity.
 
“Can I find people, yes I can. But can I find enough number of people? There is obviously an opportunity for more number of people than we actually have now,” Ananda K Vaideeswaran, director and global integrated leader told PTI.
 
IBM India's revenue in security solutinos form “double-digit percentages” currently, said Kartik Shahahni, integrated security leader for IBM India and South Asia, adding its share of the total staff is much smaller. 
 
Shahahni said the cybersecurity job is “more productive” as it is a margin accretive vertical. "The amount of revenue a security professional can bring to us is far higher than the amount of revenue a non-security professional can.”
 
Source: Financial Express
 

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