The statistics of O’Reilly’s annual platform analysis, which examines the most popular queries and content on the company’s learning platform, were released. There has been significant growth in interest in specific cybersecurity challenges.

The amount of content about ransomware has nearly tripled (a 270% increase). Privacy (up 90 %), identity (up 50 %), application security (up 45 %), malware (up 34 %), governance (up 35 35 %), and cybersecurity compliance (up 35 %) all saw significant year-over-year growth (up 30 %). This is unsurprising, given the 17 % increase in data breaches observed in 2021 compared to 2020. (ITRC).

With the high-profile occurrences involving ransomware, supply chain attacks, the exploitation of key systems vulnerabilities, and the new focus on cryptocurrency theft from last year, interest in cybersecurity subjects is likely to continue to rise in 2022 and beyond.

The VP of emerging technology content O’Reilly, Mike Loukides said, “Analysing annual trends in technology usage helps our community stay abreast of emerging technology areas—whether it’s learning about software architecture for the cloud, mastering new languages to support cryptocurrency, or productizing AI. These valuable insights empower software developers, data scientists, and other practitioners to begin the hard work of taking emerging technologies and deploying them as real-world solutions.”