Week 4 – The Internet WANTS You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity – 10.23.17
Welcome to the fourth and final week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week we focus on how you can get started in a cybersecurity career.
Cybersecurity is an extremely exciting field with many diverse skills and experiences needed. Last year’s ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) Cybersecurity Jobs Index highlights the demand and the US Department of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook projects an 18% growth in Information Security Analyst jobs through 2024.
Here are some ways to help you consider whether a career or certification in cybersecurity is right for you:
- Take an online cybersecurity assessment that tests your personality and approach to problem solving to help you determine whether you would be a good fit for a career in cybersecurity. The assessment does not test your technical skills.
- Visit the CyberAces web site for free training on cybersecurity fundamentals.
- Explore the Holiday Hack Challenge web site where you can learn more about cybersecurity by playing a series of hacking challenges for the past six holiday seasons and a new one coming up this December.
- Women and veterans who haven’t considered a career in cybersecurity are encouraged to visit a CyberTalent Immersion Academy for coursework and certifications to start a career in cybersecurity.
- Speak with your academic advisor and college career center staff member to learn more about educational and career opportunities.
If you have any questions about any of this information, please contact your college’s Information Security Manager.