Cybersecurity is important because it protects all categories of data from theft and damage. This includes sensitive data, personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), personal information, intellectual property, data, and governmental and industry information systems.
CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS ARE IN DEMAND The number of jobs for cyber security professionals in Canada is growing by 7% every year!1 3.5 Million: the number of vacant positions worldwide by 2021.2 WELL PAID The annual average salary of a cyber security professional in 2020 is $97,000.
Any device that is connected to the internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Worldwide, there will be ~38.6 billion devices internet-connected devices by 2025.4 Cyber attacks happen every 39 seconds.5