According to predictions made by experts like Cybersecurity Ventures an estimation of 3.5 million jobs for cybersecurity will be unfilled but available by the year 2021. A report was released this year which shows the number of data breaches tracked in the United States in 2017 was almost about forty five percent over 2016.
Author of “Penetration Testing: A hands-on introduction to hacking”, Georgia Weidman said, It’s scary. Our power grid, our cars, our everyday devices – basically everything is online and able to be attacked. It would certainly cause mass destruction if our power grid went down or our water pumps started going haywire or our dams decided to open all their sluices. That’s actually something that could happen.
Creative steps have been taken by educators and employers to find people to guard the numerous digital gates that could be left open. Penetration testers are needed to simulate attacks and fix and find vulnerabilities that real attackers could exploit.