Skills gap exacerbates cybersecurity problem as Middle East faces threats

Driven by digital transformation projects begun by businesses and governments, the Middle East IT industry is seeing many transitions. With newer technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data and the internet of things (IoT), being introduced, the demand for skilled professionals, data scientists and cybersecurity experts is increasing.

Cybersecurity has become a top priority for companies and governments with cyber-attacks and breaches increasing. It has become vital to have skilled cybersecurity professionals to protect the region’s critical systems, enterprises and citizens.

However, several industry reports stated there is a large shortage in cybersecurity skills and the demand-supply gap is increasing.

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Source: The Arab Weekly