How Australia could lose its next war without shooting – with the country NOW in need of a staggering 19,000 cyber security experts to stop attacks
- Vacancies must be filled within the next eight years as cyber attacks increase
- Experts have warned that Australia is jointly insufficiently prepared to deal with attacks
- The country's biggest threats are espionage, direct attacks and acts of terrorism
Cyber security experts have warned that thousands of professionals will be needed if Australia is to cope with the growing threats of cyber attacks.
Cyber attacks are used to spy on Australia and to carry out terrorist activities. and to paralyze both government and financial institutions.
But vacancies in the cyber security industry need to be filled over the next eight years as the attacks continue to grow – with at least 19,000 jobs in the next decade.
Vacancies in the cyber security sector must be filled in the coming eight years, because cyber attacks are expected to rise out of the pan and new technology will be developed (stock photo)
Defense Deputy Clive Lines said they had thousands of cyber attacks every year.
& # 39; The methods they use are becoming increasingly convincing and difficult to recognize, & # 39; said Deputy Director Lines in the Annual report from the Ministry of Defense on cyber security.
& # 39; They are looking for information on economics, foreign policy, defense and security to meet strategic, operational and commercial intelligence requirements. & # 39;
ASD deputy director and ACSC coordinator, Clive Lines, said the Ministry of Defense handles thousands of cyber security attacks every year (stock photo)
Australia is seriously under prepared to deal with potential cyber security attacks from foreign entities – with a small number of professionals.
Cyber security expert Brett Biddington said that filling vacancies for cyber workers would be a major challenge for Australia.
& # 39; (Cyber security workers) are hard to find, they are hard to teach … we don't have enough people trained in this area & # 39 ;, Biddington said. 9News.
& # 39; We do not have enough people trained in this area & # 39 ;; Cyber security expert Brett Biddington (photo) said that attempts to fill vacancies for cyber industry employees would be a major challenge for Australia
Trans-Tasman Business Circle CEO Tanya Oziel said the industry would grow, Australian children should be encouraged to make a career in cyber and technology.
More TAFE & # 39; s and universities offer specialized courses and some experts suggest that cyber security should be part of the school curriculum.
& # 39; You miss half the population that could sometimes be rejected by these misconceptions about what a STEM career is, or what cyber security careers are & # 39 ;, he told the ABC.
AustCyber & # 39; s program director at National Workforce Development, Owen Pierce (photo), said Australia can learn a lot from Israel's success and their investment in building a cyber security ecosystem
AustCyber & # 39; s program director at National Workforce Development, Owen Pierce, said Australia can learn a lot from Israel's success.
& # 39; They have invested a great deal in building a cyber security ecosystem and are reaping the benefits of & # 39 ;, Pierce said.
Israel invests $ 722 million a year in risky startups that have significantly improved their technology and innovation sectors.
High-tech products now make up 50 percent of exports and earn $ 71 billion a year. There are now 520 cyber technology startups in Israel.
Pierce believes that Australia is missing a major economic opportunity that could also strengthen the country's defense capabilities.
Israel invests around $ 722 million in high-risk startups alongside research and development projects that have had a major impact on their technology and innovation sector (photo Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)
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