Pandemic adds to cybersecurity worker shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating a vast and long-term shortage of cybersecurity professionals across the globe, even as cybercriminals increase their attacks, some experts say.

With many companies’ employees still working from home, cybersecurity professionals must defend a more extensive computing infrastructure, while some companies have laid off or furloughed members of their security teams. The number of cyberattacks skyrocketed during the pandemic, with increases of 60% or more.

As a result of the shift to working from home, “the world is seeing a significant increase in cyberattacks, which only stems from one thing: a target-rich environment,” said Chris Silbaugh, vice president of business development
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