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CYBER SECURITY OVERVIEW
Australia is suffering from a cyber security skills shortage at a time when data breaches, ransom demands, denial of service attacks and other hacks are increasing almost on a daily basis and threat vectors multiplying, Today data resides in the cloud, on our mobiles, the “Internet of Things”, threatening the very core of business operations and the personal identity and details of customers. The threat is real and growing.
To meet these challenges firms are focussing on increasing the resilience of their organizations. Currently the roles of Security Analyst, Security Engineer or Architect, Security/IT Director or Manager, CISO/CSO, Systems Administrator, Network Architect or Engineer, Forensics Investigator, Auditor, Systems Engineer or Integrator are the most sought after.
The skills most in demand include incident handling and response, audit and compliance, firewall/IDS/IPS skills, intrusion detection, analytics and intelligence, IT Service Management [ITSM], ITIL and SIAM, access/identity management, application security development, advanced malware prevention, cloud computing/virtualization and penetration testing for weaknesses.
The changes within organizations as a result of these external threats are creating opportunity for IT professionals to review their goals and reposition themselves for the future.