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Cybersecurity industry short nearly 4 million professionals

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Workforce shortage breakdown

The shortage is most evident in the Asia-Pacific region, which needs more than 2.5 million cybersecurity workers, according to the report.

North America has a workforce gap of 522,000 people, while in Africa, only around 20,000 are certified security professionals out of its 1.4 billion population.

By nation, the report said the talent shortage is most observed in China, India, the United States, and Brazil.

In India, which has the world’s largest youth populations, an estimated 40,000 job openings remain unfilled for cybersecurity professionals, according to the report.

In the US, there is also an estimated 448,000 cybersecurity job vacancies across the private and public sectors.

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