Cyber crime is both global and personal, it is also on the increase. Faced with the threat of online attacks both business and government are looking for experts who can protect their systems from cyber criminals. This is a growing industry with over 40,000 people already working in the Information and Security Industry in the UK alone and a predicted world wide shortage of 1.5 million information security professionals by 2020.
Whilst IT skills are valuable for working in cyber security, this is not just a career for ‘techies’. In addition to technology based careers there are a wide range of other options including threat intelligence, legal and regulatory compliance, digital forensics, project management and business analysis to name just a few.
Then within the technical side there are also a wide range of roles and career pathways including Penetration testing, Cyber incident response, Malware reverse engineering, Security Architecture and Security Product Design.
If any of this sounds interesting then a good place to start is the Guide from Digital Defender which not only gives a good overview of the sector but lots of useful links to sites where you can get more information and even try out your cyber skills.
Download the Digital Defender Guide here.
Explore the world of Cyber Security Careers on the new Interactive site Inspired Careers in their ‘Cyber Security Building‘.
Play the Cyber Security Challenge UK and test your own cyber skills.
Find out more about Technology careers in general on Tech Future Careers.