Anuj Malkapuram has spent 8 years in Cybersecurity, dealing with internet security and defending against threats. He says “there is a substantial shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals in Technology workforce makes it difficult for the government and private-sector employers to fill vacancies in these critical jobs”.
According to the Cybersecurity Workforce, the industry is currently in need of about 3 million qualified cybersecurity workers, and 64% of the cybersecurity professionals surveyed say their organization is impacted by this cybersecurity skills shortage. The supply of cybersecurity workers is only enough to fill 68% of jobs demanded. On average, cybersecurity roles take 21% longer when compared to other software jobs.
“The demand for cyber-related talent has gone up substantially. Cybersecurity problems are complex and broad, so increasing the mix of our talent pool should be a top priority. Especially given our circumstance of this huge talent shortage, we have to start looking at the problem differently and be willing to bring talent from diverse environments” says Anuj.
Anuj is currently working as a Lead Security Engineer at Salesforce, San Francisco. He filed multiple patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office- named first Inventor in detecting active security threats using innovative methods such as data science, machine learning and statistical methods. His work was also published in multiple International journals.
Anuj is working with non-profit organizations such as CENSA- The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs, to identify and study future national security challenges and improve long term policymaking; Cloud Security Alliance and various other recognized internet security organizations. He is also acting as a judge for many international technology contests.
Anuj graduated from San Jose State University, California with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Computer Networking and Security.