His point of view is that cybersecurity experts are more in demand with the rise of technology, especially with the recent trend of attacks and there is a need for security expertise in all field of I.T in the industry which is higher level of work compared to web development and web development can be done cheaply by hiring developers to outsource from India, Vietnam etc, he isn’t wrong about security being important with the rise of technology, but he really overestimates the job of a security analyst who uses built-in tools in kali linux to scan for threats which is not a higher level of work compared to developers .
He isn’t the first person who has that kind of mentality that wants to cut cost by hiring cheap labor. I am from Singapore, and there are a lot of talks in my local forum that local developers are underpaid compared to the rest of the world and not many people are interested in I.T work here and hence most of the developers in companies are outsourced.
This toxic mentality of web developers is worth peanuts and can be outsourced cheaply has been circulating around for quite a while from older generation managers here. This is proberbly why he thinks that A.I can replace web developers. The problem with our developer community is that plenty who did computer science in good schools are aiming for Manager roles because they pay more which feeds on to this toxic mindset.
So there aren’t many good talents because of how a lot of companies here don’t value good coding practice, but hopefully, this mentality changes here as our govt started to push more people in coding boot camps and have heavily subsidized them.
I thank you for your encouragement and i agree that web development is larger than building websites. I hope i can land my feet in the industry and help contribute to the things built out there