1 Dec 2022 12:21

Russia's talent shortage in cybersecurity reaches 100,000 workers - Sberbank deputy CEO

YEKATERINBURG. Dec 1 (Interfax) - The shortage of workers in the area of cybersecurity in Russia has grown to 100,000 and the country needs to train people in post-secondary institutions, Sberbank deputy CEO Stanislav Kuznetsov said, citing the bank's estimates.

"While literally two years ago the shortage of workers in information security amounted to 20,000, by our estimates it is approaching 100,000 people today," Kuznetsov told reporters in Yekaterinburg on Thursday.

The problem is being discussed with major companies and the Russian government, he said, adding that teaching staff at post-secondary institutions needs to be strengthened to train workers.

Information security is "now one of the priority areas in education," and the "major companies of our country can provide help, support" to higher education institutions in this area, Kuznetsov said. Sberbank is training experts and teachers in the field of cybersecurity, he added.