The theme for Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is
Explore. Experience. Share. (Cybersecurity Careers)
Cybersecurity is one of the hottest sectors today, with new threats and challenges emerging daily. There is a huge push in the business and education sectors to attract individuals to a cybersecurity career. Are you or someone you know interested in joining this exciting workforce? Here are a few reasons to pursuing a career in cyber.
Hot Job Market
To say that the cybersecurity jobs market is hot is a vast understatement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for information security analysts will grow by 32 percent by 2028 -- making it one of the fastest growing job sectors -- there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2021. This means that cybersecurity professionals are among the most in-demand around the world and will be for years to come.
Infinite Room for Personal and Professional Growth
Beyond the ability to get a cybersecurity job, cybersecurity offers a variety of different options for professionals to find a position that fits nicely with their own interests. Cybersecurity professionals work in everything from compliance to testing cyber defenses and software, so there are many ways to apply your skills and grow them.
Investment in advanced cybersecurity pays for itself
Because of the shortage of cybersecurity talent in the workforce, businesses and educational institutions are constantly rolling out new ways to make cybersecurity careers more affordable. For example, new grants and scholarships are now becoming available each day for individuals interested in cybersecurity careers, while many businesses are offering tuition reimbursement or other financial perks. This means that a degree in cybersecurity may be much more affordable than you originally thought.
Besides interesting field work that cybersecurity professionals do every day, there is also a growing selection of highly tailored cybersecurity graduate programs that can further academic knowledge in cybersecurity as well. For example, graduate degrees ranging from Applied Cryptography to Network Vulnerability and Detection are now being offered through colleges and universities nationwide. As part of this deep-dive, cybersecurity professionals will also network with other students from various backgrounds, allowing them to foster additional opportunities for future positions or businesses.
Have you grabbed your copy of the new info sheet - How to Catch a Phish...ing email?