The proliferation of information technology across sectors is generating demand for a new kind of specialist: the cyber security expert. The national cyber security policy sees India needing as many as 500,000 professionals in the field in five years, according to a report in Hindustan Times.
“Currently, there are only about 37,000 cyber security professionals and there is a big gap between demand and supply,” said Gulshan Rai, Director General, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team.
Information technology is already the lifeline of banking and telecom, and other sectors are becoming dependent on it as well. “With this increase, the threat of cyber attacks is also increasing. Hence, the need of cyber security experts is also increasing,” Rai said.
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