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Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity
Week 2: Oct. 8–12: Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity
A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Raising the next generation of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses. There are limitless opportunities to educate students of all ages – from high school into higher education and beyond – on the field of cybersecurity as they consider their options. In addition, veterans and individuals who are looking for a new career or re-entering the workforce, should explore the multitude of well-paying and rewarding jobs available. Week 2 will address ways to motivate parents, teachers and counselors to learn more about the field and how to best inspire students and others to seek highly fulfilling cybersecurity careers.
THERE ARE MILLIONS OF REWARDING JOBS IN CYBERSECURITY
The internet is a critical resource we all depend on, and we need a larger workforce dedicated to protecting it. Whether you’re still in school, a veteran, re-entering the workforce or simply seeking a change – consider a career in cybersecurity.
DISCOVER THE LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES IN CYBERSECURITY!
A cyber career is not as restrictive as you may think. You can play a key role in protecting these vital industries:
Finiancial Institutions and Banks
Fashion and Design
Energy and Critical Infrastructure
The Cyber Seek cybersecurity supply/demand heat map highlights cybersecurity jobs are near you and nationwide: cyberseek.org/heatmap.html
THINK YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT SKILLS FOR A CAREER IN CYBERSECURITY? THINK AGAIN!
The skills for a successful cybersecurity career may be skills you already have or want. There is no single job description for a role in protecting the internet, but you can expect to be involved with the following:
Verbal and Written Communications
System and Project Management Team Building and Leadership
Find information on job titles and skills in cybersecurity careers with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework: https://www.nist.gov/itl/applied-cybersecurity/nice/resources/nice-cybersecurity-workforce-framework
RESOURCES FOR FUTURE CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS:
CyberCompEx- Cybersecurity forums, groups, news and competition information: https://www.cybercompex.org/
CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service- A program providing scholarships and stipends to undergraduate and graduate students studying cybersecurity at participating institutions. Great for those who want to work in government: https://www.sfs.opm.gov/
CyberPatriot – The national youth cyber education program: http://uscyberpatriot.org/home
GenCyber – Summer cybersecurity camp experiences for K-12 students and teachers: https://www.gen-cyber.com/
National CyberWatch Center – A consortium of higher education institutions, public and private businesses and government agencies focused on advancing cybersecurity education and strengthening the workforce: http://nationalcyberwatch.org/
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) – Provides information on cybersecurity training, formal education and workforce development: https://niccs.us-cert.gov/
NICE – An initiative to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training and workforce development: https://www.nist.gov/itl/applied-cybersecurity/nice
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The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the leading neutral nonprofit, public-private partnership devoted to educating and empowering our global digital society to use the internet safely and securely. Our core strengths are to educate, convene and amplify.National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, is co-led by NCSAand the U.S. Department of Homeland Security