Cybersecurity jobs essential even in the age of AI

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New technologies - formerly the steam turbine, today artificial intelligence - have always significantly changed our private and professional everyday life. New job descriptions have often emerged and continue to emerge as a result.

With regard to current technological developments and social changes, Kaspersky asked IT decision-makers in companies in Germany [1] which future-oriented professions they would choose if they could start their careers again today. The exciting results:

45 percent could imagine working as an AI mentor in the future. As the complexity and maturity of artificial intelligence increases, a position is needed that acts as a mentor, controls access to data and trains employees. The great popularity of this professional profile - not only in Germany but also in Austria (52 percent) and Switzerland (44 percent) - can be attributed primarily to the current developments in this area, which are widely discussed in the media.

Defense against cyber threats

Another 37 percent would become a cyber immunity developer. As solutions with embedded cybersecurity principles offer built-in protection against most types of cyberattacks, the demand for developers who can develop such systems is expected to increase in the future.

And 32 percent in Germany are considering a position as a cybersecurity expert for space affairs. Because the more satellite-based technologies are used, the more attractive this type of space-based infrastructure also becomes for threat actors, which in turn requires an increased level of protection.

Always consider safety

“As technology and the economy – keyword automation and artificial intelligence – continue to develop, career opportunities in the field of cyber security are likely to remain numerous and diverse in the future. Positions in space cybersecurity or AI mentoring may sound unusual at first, but the rapid development of technology could make these a reality in just a few years. Because with every technology, security must also be considered so that the general public can take full advantage of it,” says Christian Funk, Lead Security Researcher for the DACH region in the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky.

[1] Survey conducted by Arlington Research on behalf of Kaspersky in June 2023. A total of 200 IT decision-makers in Germany, 50 in Austria and 50 in Switzerland were surveyed on the subject of incident response and cyber security.

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