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Why We Need Better Cyber Security: A Graphical Snapshot

By 2022, demand for security industry professionals will grow 37%.

Marilyn Cohodas

November 28, 2014

6 Slides

Over the past year, we have all experienced the onslaught of headlines about major hacks and widespread new information security threats. It has been dark reading, indeed, for the hundreds of millions of consumers who have seen their credit card numbers, email addresses, and other personal information exposed by online intruders.

Globally, cybercrime costs exceed $445 billion each year, with the United States accounting for nearly one-quarter of that price tag, the Center for Strategic and International Studies reported in June.

How did we get here, and what does it mean for the future? Researchers in the Florida Tech University online Master of Science in Information Technology/Cybersecurity program recently pulled together data on industry trends and predictions to create a graphical portrait of where the industry is -- and where it needs to be. Take a look at our slideshow on their findings, and then let's chat about what steps your company is taking in the fight for better cyber security.

About the Author(s)

Marilyn Cohodas

Managing Editor, Dark Reading

Marilyn has been covering technology for business, government, and consumer audiences for over 20 years. Prior to joining UBM, Marilyn worked for nine years as editorial director at TechTarget Inc., where she launched six Websites for IT managers and administrators supporting enterprise Windows platforms and technologies.

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