Why a career in cybersecurity is great for South Africans

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The cybersecurity sector has a huge demand for security professionals despite advancements in artificial and machine learning. Photo: iStock
The cybersecurity sector has a huge demand for security professionals despite advancements in artificial and machine learning. Photo: iStock

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South Africa is afflicted with a double whammy of a shockingly high unemployment rate and a damaging shortage of skills – particularly in the technology sector and its supporting industries, including cybersecurity.

We also live in a society that places a perhaps unreasonably high social premium on university education at a time when technology-driven sectors evolve at a pace exponentially quicker than any degree curriculum can be conceived, written, approved and implemented.

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