Cyber Security Career Straightalk: Where to Begin

Cyber Security Career Straightalk: Where to begin Interested in a career in cyber security but don’t know where to start? It can certainly be confusing trying to make sense out of all the information and recommendations that are out there. There is, however, some consensus among companies, educators, and IT professionals as to some best [...]

Cyber Degree and Certificate Roadmap

Cybersecurity is one of the most sought after careers in the world today. In high demand, cyber professionals are helping to ensure the safety of computer networks and systems in both the public and private sectors. The following information is intended to act as a road map to help you prepare for a career in [...]

2018-01-11T18:56:29+00:00Categories: Career Guide, Careers, Education|Comments Off on Cyber Degree and Certificate Roadmap

Top 7 Cyber Degrees & Certificates To Further Your Career in 2018

Tangible skills for entering the cybersecurity field are often not found in a degree program -- but the business, management, strategy and communication skills you need to complement those tactical abilities are. While it is possible to teach yourself some cybersecurity skills through books, websites, and online courses -- there are many benefits to pursuing [...]

2018-10-13T03:03:10+00:00Categories: Careers, Education|Tags: , |Comments Off on Top 7 Cyber Degrees & Certificates To Further Your Career in 2018

Boosting the Role of Women in Cybersecurity Through Soft Skills

The tech industry’s struggle with gender diversity is well-known, but the percentage of women in tech jobs — although just 25 percent — still dwarfs that of women in cybersecurity. Here’s a jarring statistic: There are 1 million unfilled jobs in cybersecurity, and that number is expected to rise to 6 million by 2019. Here’s [...]

2017-09-13T18:17:12+00:00Categories: Careers, Cybersecurity, Education, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Boosting the Role of Women in Cybersecurity Through Soft Skills

Your Career in Cybersecurity and How Soft Skills Can Boost Your Salary

Protecting classified data, foiling espionage plots and shielding computer networks from hackers might sound like the stuff of spy movies, but if you specialize in cybersecurity, these could all be in a day’s work. A career in cybersecurity can also be very lucrative. On average, cybersecurity roles pay 15 percent more than other tech careers. [...]

2018-07-30T18:06:54+00:00Categories: Careers, Cybersecurity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Career in Cybersecurity and How Soft Skills Can Boost Your Salary

Why Some Companies Are Turning to Black-hat Hackers for Cybersecurity

Some of today's top companies including Starbucks, Uber and Google are turning to reformed black-hat hackers to fill their cybersecurity skills shortage, with the rapidly evolving industry providing new – and legal – pathways for the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. You could be forgiven for thinking that Silicon Valley is the house that hackers built. Facebook founder [...]

2017-05-26T20:47:14+00:00Categories: Careers|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Why Some Companies Are Turning to Black-hat Hackers for Cybersecurity

Communication Among Top Soft Skills to Seek in Cybersecurity Education

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2016 survey, the five most desirable attributes employers look for when seeking new graduates are soft skills: leadership, ability to work in a team, written communication skills, problem-solving abilities and verbal communication skills. Technical skills lag far behind, in 10th place. How can you [...]

2018-10-13T02:58:52+00:00Categories: Careers, Cybersecurity, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Communication Among Top Soft Skills to Seek in Cybersecurity Education

What It Takes to Be a Cybersecurity Executive

For professionals looking to advance their cybersecurity career and make it to the executive level, technical skills and managerial experience alone aren’t enough to make it to the top. Cybersecurity is a business issue, not just a technology issue, and those who make it to the C-Suite must have the necessary leadership, operational and strategic [...]

Private Sector May Offer Better Cyber Security Salary, Benefits and Challenges

Private Sector Security Jobs Many private companies understand the value of strong cyber security, and qualified cyber security professionals are in great demand. Professionals looking for a higher cyber security salary, and other benefits, may want to move from the public sector to the private sector. While cyber security is obviously important for government agencies [...]

2018-08-25T01:11:15+00:00Categories: Careers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Private Sector May Offer Better Cyber Security Salary, Benefits and Challenges

How to Become a Highly Paid Ethical Hacker

Ethical hackers are in increasing demand as companies scramble to protect themselves from mounting cybersecurity threats. What's involved in this well-paid role and how do you become a white-hat hacker? Ethical – or white-hat – hackers could be the next key cybersecurity role as businesses across a wide range of industries seek to pre-empt threats, thefts and fraud [...]

2017-01-23T19:01:38+00:00Categories: Careers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Become a Highly Paid Ethical Hacker