Cyber Security Career Paths
Contrary to what you may see in movies and on television, there’s more to a cyber security job than sitting in a dark room as you hack into the world’s most secure systems. While many roles do involve ethical hacking and working with major corporations, there’s much more to it than what Hollywood has led you to believe.
Cyber security is an exciting profession filled with opportunity. There are hundreds of paths to choose from and unlimited opportunities to grow and pursue your passions. Join us as we pull back the curtain on the Hollywood expectations and give you a glimpse of what a career in cyber security could look like for you.
What do Cyber Security careers entail?
Working in cyber security gives you the chance to work with almost any public or private-sector organization in the world. From healthcare and government to retail and education, your career path can take you anywhere. In addition to the opportunity to work in any industry you choose, you also have a multitude of roles to choose from. Whether you want to work on offense for the red team, defend for the blue team, or do a little bit of both on the purple team, you can rest assured that there’s a place for you to apply your skills. You can learn more about cyber security color models and their application with INE Cyber Security expert, Jack Reedy, through this INE Live session.
The global cyber security market size is expected to increase 11% in the next seven years and as a result, the demand for trained cyber security professionals has never been higher. With an unemployment rate of 0% and an estimated 3.5 million jobs available, there is no better time to pursue a career in cyber security.
What are Cyber Security career options?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cyber security job market is expected to grow 31% by 2029, which is seven times faster than the national average job growth. With this growth comes a job pool filled with opportunity as businesses are in desperate need of experts trained to protect their critical data. This could involve monitoring network activity, conducting risk analyses, installing security controls, assessing vulnerabilities, and much more. Regardless of what you do, you can expect to put your technical skills and soft skills to the test every day while earning a very competitive salary in the process.
Penetration testers are in charge of identifying vulnerabilities in an organization’s network through an authorized and simulated attack. A great place to get started on your Penetration Testing career is with the INE Penetration Testing Student learning path, which prepares you for the eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester certification for free.
Information Security Analyst
These positions are responsible for protecting sensitive information by creating plans and implementing strategies to prevent attacks. Some employers prefer candidates to have a Masters of Business Administration or other related certifications such as Security+ or A+.
A security architect analyzes security threats and develops solutions to protect information and data. Most employers will prefer a candidate with multi-factor authentication knowledge, risk management experience, a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent real-world experience.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
A CISO is a c-suite level executive responsible for maintaining an organization’s information and data / cyber security. CISO’s often have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or a related field, in addition to 7-12 years of work experience in managerial roles.
How does INE help?
Training to handle today’s threat landscape requires more than passive learning and outdated education methods. We’ve developed a hands-on curriculum that integrates engaging video-based learning with the most advanced lab exercises available, allowing you to practice your skills before putting them to use in high-risk and critical scenarios.
Our world-renowned instructors are the most experienced professionals in the industry and have created learning content with your success in mind. From Web Defense, Networking Defense, and Incident Handling and Response, they have fused video instruction with practical application, allowing you to develop the skills needed to to handle the most difficult insider threats and ransomware attacks.
Whether you’re looking to brush up on your skills or practice some new ones, our constantly evolving and holistic training will help you take your education, and your career, into your own hands.
Learn more about INE Cyber Security today!
INE is the premier provider of technical training for the IT industry. INE is revolutionizing the digital learning industry through the implementation of adaptive technologies and a proven method of hands on training experiences. Our portfolio of trainings is built for all levels of technical learning, specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. Want to talk to a training advisor about our course offerings and training plans? Give us a call at 877-224-8987 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.