Although the increase in cyber attacks isn't good news for any of us, there is a silver lining:
There has never been a better time to consider a cyber security career.
Cyber security professionals, or information security analysts, have a wide range of responsibilities, but the crux of their job is to protect online data form being compromised. As more of our personal information is stored online, the more important it becomes to step up security.
Cyber security careers are complex and many roles can be found with banks, retailers and government organizations. On the job, you can expect to safeguard an organization's files and network, install firewalls, create security plans and monitor activity. If a breach occurs, you'll be responsible for identifying the problem and finding a solution quickly.
Because of the frequency of cyber attacks, careers are varied and qualified professionals are in demand.
If you're ready to get started in this fast-growing career, start exploring cyber careers now.
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Here's what our cyber security career pages will teach you
We're experts in our field and we want you to become an expert in yours. There are many subtle variations in cyber security careers, even though they all may have the same end goal of keeping data and sensitive information safe. Our career pages can help you distinguish the differences and choose the right area of expertise to fit your skills and personality.
Before you embark on your education you'll want to know what's in store for your future. That includes not only what your educational journey will entail, but what the actual cyber security career you choose will really be like.
Here is the kind of important information you'll find
What degree or certification will you need:
Should you earn your bachelor's degree or can you get a job with a certificate? Will earning a bachelor's help you climb the career ladder faster?
What interpersonal skills can help you on the job:
Having certain traits and skills before you start your career can actually help you. Learn what you can cultivate personally to help you succeed.
What will your job responsibilities be:
What will you really do on a day-to-day basis?
Salaries and job growth data:
How much can you earn and what job availability is anticipated in your cyber security specialty over the next decade?
Step-by-step guide to becoming a specialist in your chosen cyber security career.
Where can you work?
The answer to this question might surprise you.
You might just be getting started in your career but where do you see yourself in five years' time? Learn what paths are available.
Our career pages also offer resources and tips to help you make the most of your educational journey.
You'll learn about a different kind of networking than computer networking and the importance of having a peer group or mentor, and understand what resources are available at your school to help you with everything from resume building to job searches.
So, if you're ready to explore your cyber security education and career options, all you need to do is click a career tile and see where you can go.