Learn about the community that’s safeguarding our cyberspace.

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.

See a Day in the Life of a Cybersecurity Professional

Curious what a cyber professional does every day? Hear from cyber professionals who currently protect today’s global companies and understand what a career in cybersecurity could mean for you.

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.

Creating a Community of Cybersecurity Professionals

Taking Students Beyond the Basics to Build Mastery

Veterans

Properly trained cybersecurity professionals are in-demand. Many of your military skills can translate to civilian cybersecurity careers, including non-technical skills. Some non-technical skills that can be beneficial in your cybersecurity career:
A cybersecurity career can be challenging and rewarding for veterans. Learn the cybersecurity skills that top employers want in a flexible educational environment. Our program can help fast track you to a new career in cybersecurity.

COVID-Displaced

Many people felt the impact of the global pandemic. A career in cybersecurity can offer you flexible work options with in-demand skills.

Do you consider yourself to be a non-technical person? No worries. Many people have successfully made a career change to cybersecurity and used skills like:

Learn the cybersecurity skills that top employers want in a flexible educational environment. Our program can help fast track you to a career in cybersecurity.

Career Changers

Make a change to a rewarding career in cybersecurity. You don’t need to have a technical background and many cybersecurity professionals have come from careers as accountants, artists, gas station attendants, hospitality workers, nursing, and more.

Some non-technical skills that can help in your new cybersecurity career are:

Our flexible learning program helps you build in-demand cybersecurity skills that employers need. CTF Challenge#3

Non-Cybersecurity Graduates

Many cybersecurity professionals don’t have a technical background. Anyone can find a cybersecurity career path that works for them and many cybersecurity careers can be challenging and financially rewarding.

Some non-technical skills that can be beneficial in your cybersecurity career:

Learn the cybersecurity skills that top employers want in a flexible educational environment. Our program can help fast track you to a career in cybersecurity.

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