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Cybersecurity is a vital part of a secure and well-ordered digital world. Cybersecurity professionals keep computer information systems secure for organizations. They help protect these important systems from internal and external threats such as malware, hackers, and social engineering.
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Cybersecurity professionals are in demand
Cybersecurity job opportunities will grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.– US Bureau of Labor Statistics
- 3.5 million
There will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021, up from one million positions in 2014. Of these open positions, India is expected to have more than 1.5 million job vacancies in cybersecurity by 2025.– Cybersecurity Ventures
Why are cybersecurity professionals so important?
High-profile cyber attacks are becoming more common; they can affect the global market, a country's national security, and even your personal information. Cybersecurity is a fascinating and fast-growing field that helps protect businesses and people. With the right training and experience, you can be a part of this! There are many cybersecurity job roles that require different skills and experience. Some examples include:
- Security operations center (SOC) analyst
- Incident responder
- Threat analyst
- Security consultant
- Security analyst
- Penetration tester
Start building core skills for a cybersecurity role
- Implement information security measures and controls
- Work with tools to monitor network activity to identify vulnerable points
- Deal with challenges in a controlled and focused manner
- Engage with colleagues to act on breaches and resolve cyber threats
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Course and certification
Network Security Associate Certification 1
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