National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 4

Week 4: October 23-27 Theme: The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

According to the official position of the DHS on this week’s topic:

“According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers.  It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce to fill the vast number of available cybersecurity positions.  Students and other job seekers are encouraged to explore cybersecurity careers.”

There is a blog that we found that talks at length about how to explore such a career.  The blog is found at White Hat Security and was written by Jeannie Warner in September of 2017.  You can link directly to this by clicking the link:

https://www.whitehatsec.com/blog/how-to-get-a-job-in-cybersecurity/

A summary of the key takeaway points from the article:

#1- Decide where in the cybersecurity rainbow your interests fit

#2- Keywords are important to communicate

#3- Know someone

#4- Don’t get discouraged

#5- Be passionate

Look for more useful information in next week’s review of Week 5 of Cyber Security Awareness Month.

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