Which Cybersecurity Skills Are Hot?

With the revelation of a huge data breach at health insurer Anthem, which could affect as many as 80 million people, it didn’t take long for experts’ forecasts that 2015 will bring even more cyber attacks to become a reality.

Experian’s 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast predicts more of the massive attacks that Target, eBay and Home Depot have experienced, and points to health care in particular as “a vulnerable and attractive target for cybercriminals.”

That’s making cybersecurity among the hottest IT skills around. This dovetails with news that companies seem less leery of making full-time IT hires as the recovery from the recession continues. In fact, nearly three-quarters of companies in a Dice survey said they plan to expand by more than 10 percent in early 2015.

Job postings for cybersecurity pros have increased 91 percent year over year on Dice’s job board, which ranks them among the hardest positions to fill.

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