01 Jul The Future of Cyber Security in Singapore is Mobile
Mobile work (a.k.a. freelance positions) are most commonly tied to the newest members of our global workforce, Generation Z. However, the cyber security field is also becoming increasingly saturated with freelance and contract employees.
The reason for this is simple. There are just too few cyber security professionals available worldwide. In a 2018 study, (ISC)2 — the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity pros — claims that the cyber security workforce gap is close to 3 million globally. More concerning, experts claim that this might be the case for years to come.
Currently, companies are trying to cope by relying more on artificial intelligence. But this form of technology is still in its beginning stages. So why are large companies and government organizations failing to find the right talents? We explore the future of cyber security positions below.
Cyber security, traditionally, is a field that does not require formal training. Companies are having a hard time finding talent because they’re looking for candidates with a Bachelor Degree in Programming, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Additionally, companies want cyber security certifications as well as experience with intrusion detection, network monitoring, and secure software development. Solid work experience with reputable companies is also a must for this industry.
Companies will also need to work much harder to broaden their range of potential candidates, in order to seek smart, motivated, candidates with excellent communication and soft skills.
Organizations in Asia-Pacific at High Risk
The cybersecurity workforce gap in Asia-Pacific is the largest in the world. As of 2018, (ISC)2 estimates that the gap is close to 3 million, just in Asia-Pacific. Despite the awareness in the cyber security gap, the skills gap continues to grow.
The Future of Tech Jobs
The future of tech is freelance. The tech industry is already relying heavily on freelance mobile, employees. In fact, reports show that in the next 10 years, an estimated 45% of tech roles will be freelance. Whilst remote work within the tech industry is set to double within the next 10 years.
With remote and mobile freelance tech jobs on the rise, the ideal candidates often browse through third-party sites and apps, to find jobs. In order to get access to the ideal candidate, organizations will have to work with companies like Cyberstein. Manpower outsourcing companies often have an established database with the contacts of talented cyber security and tech professionals, ready to take on the next role.
Tech, Mobile Freelance Jobs, and the Skills Gap
Manpower is a critical concern for many firms. Especially amongst highly skilled sectors such as IT. Unfortunately, most HR executives and companies have a hard time trying to source for talented cyber security and tech professionals. Despite willing to pay good wages.
Mobile freelance jobs are the only way to resolve the cyber security skills gap. With more flexible schedules, a single cyber security expert would be able to focus on several aspects of cyber protection at once.
One potential downfall with mobile cyber security talents is the short term contract. However, this is also a blessing in disguise — allowing organizations to “test drive” talents, and eventually, extending their contracts if they prove to be a suitable fit. This is also a huge advantage to companies who want a cost-effective way of hiring outside cyber protection to help them for a specific duration.
Below, we list the benefits of hiring mobile cyber security employees:
- A larger pool of talents: The upcoming generation of cyber security employees want a more flexible schedule. Instead of a one size fits all approach.
- More motivated employees: Cyber security talents typically work in the field for a short period of time, and there’s a reason for this. Employees are getting more and more burnt out. A flexible or more mobile schedule might help mitigate their stress levels, creating more motivated employees. Additionally, motivated employees often inspire one another. Motivated employees often dazzle each other with their work ethic.
- Reduced overhead: One of the main benefits of hiring freelance cyber security experts is reduced overhead costs. Additionally, employing mobile cyber security talents also reduced onboarding time. Because it dissolves the need to screen employees to see if they’re a good fit for the company’s culture.
Not only does a mobile and freelance cyber security future protects the employers. There are also real advantages for employees within this mobile future.
Freelance and cyber security go hand in hand. It’s the only way to close the cyber security skills gap that everyone is talking about. Despite the temporary contract, seasoned freelancers often immerse themselves in the culture of their contractual organization. They also align themselves with the culture of the organization.
The key to surviving the tech and cyber security skills gap is simple — hire outsourced cyber security talent. Because the future of tech is freelance.
Here at Cyberstein, we offer the best manpower available to act as your first line of defense. Find out more about Cyberstein’s services here. Or contact Victor at ([email protected]) for more information on how outsourcing and recruiting temporary cybersecurity talents is a great option to consider when it comes to protecting your company, its resources, and reputation online.
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