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Cybersecurity is a dynamic, rewarding field that affords individuals the ability to directly influence and contribute to the overall security of an organization and the world. As cybersecurity continues to experience rapid growth, the demand for cyber professionals is at an all-time high.

Why Cyber

Incredible Needs

Cybersecurity is a dynamic, rewarding field that affords individuals the ability to directly influence and contribute to the overall security of an organization and the world. As cybersecurity continues to experience rapid growth, the demand for cyber professionals is at an all-time high.

Career for Life

Now more than ever, companies in every industry are seeking cyber talent to join their team and keep their information safe. This incredible need translates to a lifelong and fulfilling career in cybersecurity for those with the skills and drive to defeat hackers.


Nontraditional Pathways to a Cybersecurity Career

As hiring practices in cybersecurity continue to evolve with the demand for talent, many individuals are transitioning from nontraditional pathways into the industry. Below are four pathways you may not have expected that are becoming common transition points. Check out each path and how those backgrounds provide supportive skills for cyber.

Veterans

COVID-Displaced

Career Changers

Non-Cybersecurity Graduates



Commonly Asked Questions about Cybersecurity
Careers

It's helpful to be naturally curious and to be willing to learn new things since technology is constantly changing.
Your base salary and total compensation package will vary depending upon the cybersecurity career you choose, the company you decide to work with, and your location. In the United States, many cybersecurity careers will start out above $50,000 USD.
It can be challenging to get your first job in cybersecurity, but learning the skills employers are looking for can help you secure employment. It's important to have the 2 P's - patience and persistence.
A lot depends on what you like to do. If you're into crime shows and solving puzzles then you might consider a career in incident response, forensics, or malware reverse engineering. If you like to break things and figure out how they work, then a career as a penetration tester (ethical hacker) might be for you. If you like to build things, then working as a security engineer or architect could be a good career. If you don't want to use hands-on technical skills, then a career in risk management might interest you. The best place to start is by performing a self-assessment on what interests you.
New threats and attackers emerge daily, so cybersecurity careers are in high demand globally.
For many cybersecurity careers, you do not need strong math skills.
Any career will have moments where the work is stressful. There are several support groups in the cybersecurity industry to help you learn how to manage stress in your workday.
Yes, many cybersecurity professionals work remotely especially post-pandemic.
Absolutely. In fact, many cybersecurity professionals started in a single area and then moved to new careers in the industry based on their interests and passion.

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