New Skills For A Career In Cyber Security

With cyber attackers increasingly taking advantage of the proliferating number of new attack vectors, including unsecured devices, databases, cloud assets, remote access and other accounts, organisations are under high pressure to close as many security holes as soon as possible and to quickly find skilled  new cyber security specialists.
 
Cyber security professionals and other technology professionals are using eLearning and online trainings to pick up new skills, but as the demand for cyber security personnel increases and there are simply not enough people with the right skills to meet demand. 
 
The availability well paid jobs is growing and  many technology literate people are beginning to wonder  if they have what it takes to enter and thrive in a new career cyber security.  A recent report from training specialist firm Skillsoft says that networking and operating systems, security and programming training are in the highest demand among technology and developer professionals, and that security certification prep courses are up by 58 percent annualised.
 
While people already working in IT definitely have an advantage over other candidates, certifications such as the ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) can really help with cyber security know-how and demonstrate the suitability for entering the cyber security field.
 
The key issues driving the demand for cyber security skills include:
  • Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $170.4 billion in 2022, propelled by unprecedented cyber-criminal activity.
  • Currently fewer than one in four candidates are qualified to fill the cyber security jobs they apply for because they don’t do enough research.
  • Security practitioners must have the right skill set, industry certification and knowledge to make an impact on organisational cyber security.
From experienced IT pratitioners to recent college graduates without a deep technical background there is a attractive and growing range of opportunities and ISC2 offer a range of resources to help inform good career decisions. 
 
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