Why should you choose cybersecurity as a profession? If you are tired of having your personal information lost by corporations, you soon realize there are not enough of us working to improve security. Think about it. Everyone in a business is responsible for security. A little bit of curiosity is all that you need to get started. Not all roles in security are technical.
A recent study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies surveyed IT decision makers across eight countries and found that 82 percent of employers report a shortage of cybersecurity skills, and 71 percent believe this talent gap causes direct and measureable damage to their organizations.
The above is a startling metric. I am 50. When I started college, not all colleges had a computer science major. I think the state of cybersecurity today is very similar to my early days in learning about computer science. There are more positions than opportunities, and the science and techniques are evolving quickly.
It is an obvious answer to “Why cybersecurity as a profession?”. There are just not enough people interested, nor entering the field to fill those gaps. In the coming weeks, we will discuss different areas of opportunity in security, and ways to grow your current skills.
All you need is to be a little curious, and you too can move into a productive and rewarding career in cybersecurity. Are you curious, or do you know someone who is?