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RESEARCH REVEALS HALF OF YOUNGER STAFFERS FEAR BEING REPLACED BY TECHNOLOGY

Industry data indicates a positive trend in salary and job satisfaction over the past three years , with mild improvements in gender diversity . Samantha Humphries , Senior Security Strategist at California-based Exabeam , tells us why she thinks automation will only serve to benefit the cybersecurity industry , and how she predicts the industry ’ s future will evolve in 2021 .

Despite 88 % of cybersecurity professionals

believing automation will make their jobs easier , younger staffers are more concerned that the technology will replace their roles than their veteran counterparts , according to new research by Exabeam , the Smarter SIEM company .
The finding is part of the 2020 Cybersecurity Professionals Salary , Skills and Stress Survey , an annual survey of security practitioners . Overall , satisfaction levels continued a three-year positive trend , with 96 % of respondents indicating they are happy with role and responsibilities and 87 % reportedly pleased with salary and earnings . Additionally , there was improvement in gender
There was improvement in gender diversity , with female respondents increasing from 9 % in 2019 to 21 % in 2020 .
diversity , with female respondents increasing from 9 % in 2019 to 21 % in 2020 .
The purpose of the survey is to gain insights on trends related to salary , education level , job satisfaction and general attitudes towards innovative and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence ( AI )
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