Cybersecurity Certifications of 2020
According to Cyber Risk Analytics' "2019 Midyear Quick View Data Breach Report," the first half of 2019 saw more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches with more than 4.1 billion records exposed. This figure represents a 54% increase over reported breaches and a 52% increase in the number of compromised records compared with the same time frame in 2018.
More than 60% of the reported breaches were the result of human error, highlighting an ever-increasing need for cybersecurity education, as well as highly skilled and trained cybersecurity professionals.
Learn more: CCNP Security Certification
According to a Cyber Seek report, the number of cybersecurity job openings in the U.S. stands at almost 313,735, with nearly 716,000 cybersecurity professionals employed in today's workforce. Projections continue to be robust further out: CSO expects that number to hit 500,000 by 2021, with more than 3 million cybersecurity jobs open worldwide that same year.
When evaluating prospective InfoSec candidates, employers frequently look to certification as an important measure of excellence and commitment to quality.
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