One in three cybersecurity professionals report feeling burned out as pressure continues to increase in the evolving threat landscape, new research has claimed.
The cybersecurity sector continues to struggle through 2024
The report reveals that the cybersecurity sector will continue to face ongoing challenges until 2024, underscoring the stark gender imbalance. Only one in five (21%) of the cybersecurity graduates analyzed were women – something Beyond Identity believes can be addressed in education.
A third of these women (31%) have also experienced sexism in the workplace, showing that a lot of work needs to be done outside of the early education years in order to harness a more inclusive environment.
The significant increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals in recent months means that one in three secured a cybersecurity job within 3 months. Furthermore, while one in three (37%) of self-taught cybersecurity apprentices remain unemployed, two-thirds (63%) have found a job within one year, challenging the common perception that the sector has Be exclusive or elitist in terms of who can work. Access to the best resources.
It’s no surprise that when asked about future trends, headline-grabbing AI was mentioned in more than just one capacity. It appears that more workers are concerned about rising threats as a result of artificial intelligence than those hoping for enhanced efficiency through technology.
Others pointed to the cloud and the Internet of Things, which are likely to rise as companies continue to shift to more digital ways of working.
Looking ahead, Beyond Identity found that the vast majority (90%) did not regret pursuing a career in cybersecurity, indicating the rewarding nature of the sector and positive work-life balance.