Welcome to the Cybersecurity Jobs Index
As a first-ever initiative, we are proud to publish and host the latest employment index in the field of cybersecurity. Here you can find the latest labor information and future trends for high growth categories of employment in the United States. This cybersecurity jobs report is taken from a sampling of major employment websites, our proprietary data and is compiled by our research team. This compiled research is focused around a particular skill-set, so it’s inherently quite targeted yet easily digestible at a glance. We’ll be adding more information to this report, so stay tuned.
Cybersecurity is a field of information technology that focuses primarily on the protection of data, source code, software, systems and all technology infrastructure from outside attack. These attacks can come in many forms including but not limited to viruses, spyware, malware, phishing, worms, and rootkits; or can be as simple as unauthorized access to these systems through password hacking. Organizations rely heavily on technology systems to be maintained safely and securely to host data and be operable when needed, and to block any attempted breaches from unauthorized parties. Hackers are motivated by different things so there is a challenge in understanding their motives. Some do it for financial gain or to impart financial loss on organizations, and some may do it for the sake of social, psychological or emotional reasons of hate. Like all criminal activity in the world, hackers are difficult to understand and pattern. However, there is much that can be done to prevent and guard and counter attack against such malicious activity. Many modern information technology systems are built with security in mind from an architecture standpoint, and can be tested on an ongoing basis for vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities can be blocked and the information can be used to enhance next versions of software, or next-gen hardware. And additional measures of protection can be taken such as hardware and software firewalls, from third-party vendors. The digital transformation era has created even more security considerations for every industry such as banking finance, government, utilities and energy, manufacturing and transportation; just to name a few. The cycle of security prevention against hackers is ongoing, which requires a diligent effort be made by professionals with expertise in this field, and has created countless cybersecurity jobs and employment opportunties.
As our world becomes more and more interconnected and dependent on information and data, the field of cybersecurity more deeply entrenches as a high growth sector of employment. Companies and governments worldwide have an increasing awareness and increasing investment in infrastructure to keep our systems stable and secure. If history is an indicator of future events, we can expect cyber threats to be on the rise in the years to come. As unfortunate as this is for us to understand, cybercrime is like any other crime and needs counter measure. This cycle will continue and even increase. Technology professionals, especially those with security clearance have a bright future in the field. Let’s take a look at some career considerations for cybersecurity jobs and how this impacts employment opportunities in the field.
Careers in Cybersecurity
This category of employment is growing at a rapid rate, and presents countless opportunities to career professionals in the field of cybersecurity. Some research reports suggest there will be a talent gap of several million over the next several years to meet the hiring demand for cybersecurity jobs; and a double digit growth rate is expected to continue for many years. Further, cybersecurity infrastructure investments are expected to be in the trillion dollar range to combat the increasing number of large scale attacks. The type of cybersecurity jobs created to meet this need will include positions that require expertise in programming, engineering, project management, consulting and even sales roles. Check out the top 5 trending cybersecurity job titles.
Top 5 Job Titles
1. Cybersecurity Analyst
2. Cybersecurity Specialist
3. Information Security Analyst
4. Lead Cybersecurity Manager
5. Cybersecurity Engineer
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