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Apple Top Destination For Cybersecurity Experts, Says Indeed

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It’s a job seeker’s market when it comes to cybersecurity expertise, according to a new report from employee-employer matching company Indeed, and Apple tops the list of best U.S. corporations seeking to fill cybersecurity roles.

Indeed announced today (Jan. 25) its ranking of the 10 best U.S. organizations looking to hire more cybersecurity experts; Apple comes out on top, with the New York Federal Reserve coming in second.

Patient First, Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Capital One, Cisco, Intel, Northrop Grumman and Boeing round out the list.

According to new Indeed research, cybersecurity experts are in high demand, but availability of these employees is low. Across the globe, there is a gap in corporates’ need for cybersecurity experts and employees that can actually fill that role; the company analyzed the number of job postings for cybersecurity roles and compared that figure to the number of clicks job seekers made on those postings.

“When we compare clicks from job seekers to openings for cybersecurity roles posted by employers, we can see just how serious the talent shortage gets and the scale of the risk it represents for organizations,” Indeed wrote about its findings in a blog post earlier this month.

To assemble its top 10 list, Indeed assessed companies based on employee experience ratings. The businesses listed had at least 20 job postings for cybersecurity positions on the Indeed platform between Oct. and Dec. 2016.

Indeed said this gap in supply and demand for cybersecurity experts is worrying, considering the rising threat of cyberattacks and data breaches on U.S. companies. Separate research from the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout found that data breaches in the U.S. hit an all-time high last year.

“2016 saw a spate of big corporations — and even the U.S. electoral process — suffer high-profile data breaches,” said Indeed Economist Daniel Culbertson in a statement. “But beyond the headlines, cybercrime is a threat to organizations of all sizes and in all industries. As cyberattacks continue to grow in scale and sophistication, U.S. employers are still struggling to recruit employees with the skills and experience needed to protect them from attacks.”

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