Industry analysts predict that by 2020 there will be estimated to be 1.8 million unfilled jobs in cybersecurity.
This presents a monumental risk to companies, worldwide, as they look to attract and retain these key professionals who keep their companies and general public safe from cybercriminals. And with the constant stream of breaking news reporting phishing and ransomware attacks, data leaks, and hacking, you can quickly see why there has never been a better time to be in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity.
Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity
In following along with the Week 2 theme of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018, we’ve compiled our second toolkit. If you’re looking to expand your role as a cybersecurity professional, our Careers in Cybersecurity toolkit has several resources to address the human element of cybersecurity, including:
- Interviews with GM’s Global HR Data Protection Manager, Kim Bubnes, and The State of Oregon’s Enterprise Security Awareness and Training Coordinator, Jake Wilson
- A Year in the Life of A Security Awareness Program Manager on-demand webinar
- Our white paper, A Roadmap for Planning Your Awareness Program
- And, our most popular eBook: How the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Improves Security Awareness
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally.