Demand for cybersecurity experts defies slowdown in tech hiring


Despite a hiring slowdown in India’s technology sector, demand for cybersecurity professionals has reached an all-time high this year, as investing in cyber resilience has become a top priority for tech companies.Rising risk of cyberattacks is driving tech companies in the services and products space as well as tech-enabled startups to ramp up their manpower, said executive search firms. There is also a significant increase in demand from the back offices of multinationals in India.


According to research by executive search firm Longhouse Consulting, the role of chief information officer (CIO) is changing very fast into chief information security officer (CISO). “Earlier ‘security’ used to be 15-20% of the role component, which is now up to 30-35% of the CIO role component,” said CEO Anshuman Das, sharing the findings of the research.

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