Potential for New Cyber Security Hub to be in New York

28th June 2017
Manhattan

Just a few short weeks ago we covered the exponentially increasing demand for cyber security professionals amidst observations of rapidly rising vacancy numbers. And as hacks become more commonplace and far reaching, demand for professionals equipped to halt them in their tracks grows. In line with this, a new story about New York and the city’s aims to be a hub for cyber security professionals has been released, read on for the details. 

New York’s Ten Year Plan

Introduced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and reported on by Insights.Dice.com, heavy investments are to be made in technology centered around cyber security in the next ten years. A staggering 100,000 jobs are set to be added throughout five key areas:

  1. Technology
  2. Life Sciences and Healthcare
  3. Industrial and Manufacturing
  4. Creative and Cultural Sectors
  5. Space for Jobs of the Future

Where Will Jobs Come From?

Expected jobs will come via emerging commercial centres and office districts. Plans are in place to encourage businesses to relocate to the New York area too.

There is an interesting side effect to this anticipated well-paying job growth too, and that is a growth in the middle classes. It is expected that lower paying jobs will act as feeder jobs to these higher paid cyber security positions as well as attracting talent from elsewhere around the world and through relocation.  

Startups will likely also be encouraged through the creation of associated support and funding – it is assumed those with an enterprise level focus will be the most sought after. 

In addition, a new cyber security centre is planned which will house resources and help foster industry connections. 

It seems New York has some exciting times ahead on the cyber security front!

The Latest Breach

We briefly mentioned it on our social media channels but the latest breach dubbed “Petya” had far reaching effects and highlighted the need for more expertise to be made available to tackle this growing threat. 

As Petya raged, ransomware attacks permeated numerous computer systems throughout the world, predominantly in Ukraine although the impact was global. It is thought potential vulnerabilities in accounting software could have allowed the hack to take place. Of notable hits, were Maersk and UK advertising firm WPP among major infrastructure centres in Ukraine. 

For IT positions and recruitment, take a look at current vacancies on our website. Let’s work together to start making the Internet a more secure place to be and work throughout the world.

Introduced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and reported on by Insights.Dice.com, heavy investments are to be made in technology centered around cyber security in the next ten years