Careers in cybersecurity
Sep 13, 2013
As demand for technology grows, cybersecurity becomes more and more important to businesses and the field continues to heat up, with professions in the industry growing up to 30 % faster than most fields through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor.
But cyber security is a large field, encompassing hundreds of specific job titles within several subfields. Here are just a few of the jobs your cyber security degree could help to prepare you for, according to the National Security Workforce Framework published by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).
Software Assurance and Security Engineering: Workers in this area develop and write codes for computer applications of software following accepted software assurance best practices. Job titles include: Information Assurance Software Engineer, Security Engineer, and Systems Analyst.
Test and Evaluation: In this field, you’ll develop and complete tests to evaluate how systems comply with security requirements. Job titles include Application Security Tester, Information Systems Security Engineer, and Quality Assurance Tester.
System Administrations: If you’re a Local Area Network Administrator, Platform Specialist, or you hold one of the many other job titles in the Systems Administration branch of the field, you spend your days installing, configuring and troubleshooting server configurations to ensure they are protected. You might also manage firewalls, passwords, and other aspects of system security.
These are just a few of the many positions available to those with backgrounds in cybersecurity. Some more specialized areas, involving oversight and development or investigative duties, may require specialized degrees or experience beyond your cybersecurity bachelor’s degree.
Computer Technology: Cybersecurity - Bachelor's Degree (CSYB)
Computer Technology: Cybersecurity - Associate's Degree (CSY)
More LifeNotes Articles
Familiarity with technology is becoming a necessary part of career training because... read more >>
Although they appear deceptively simple, these commonplace inquiries could lead to potential pitfalls -- an outcome you'll want to be sure to avoid! read more >>
For any given job opening, HR personnel and hiring managers are deluged with résumés. Since they don't have the time or resources to interview everyone, they are always looking for ways to weed out candidates as quickly as possible. read more >>
You need to be on LinkedIn... It doesn't have to take a lot of effort. read more >>
Tips for Matching Your Resume and Cover Letters to Jobs read more >>
Even the simplest questions, like “Can you tell me a little about yourself?” can trip up the most qualified candidates. read more >>
How can you make sure your application gets read and, more importantly, noticed? read more >>
If you're a job seeker, one of the things you should have at the top of your to-do list is creating a successful and unique elevator pitch. read more >>
Although search engines provide some sense of order to the Internet, this online frontier is still a wild place. read more >>
Before you schedule your next interview, be sure to review this list of the six worst things to wear for a job interview. read more >>
Before you enroll in online courses, consider a few things. read more >>
You may love the smell of new textbooks. You may jump for joy when you’re assigned a term paper. You might have book bags, highlighters, and pens in every color. But no matter how much you love college, at some point, you’ll need to use the skills you learn here to transition to your chosen career. read more >>
Are you considering changing careers? Whether your field is becoming obsolete or you’re just not as interested in it as you once were, the choice to begin a new career takes a lot of research and planning. read more >>
Furthering your education is an important investment. But unless your tuition is fully covered by scholarships, college is also another expense in what may be an already tight budget. Here’s some tips to help you pay for school-related expenses while still enjoying your life. read more >>
They say it’s all about who you know. When it comes to the references you provide a potential employer, however, it’s all about who knows you. read more >>
Bigger is not always better. Smaller colleges offer some advantages that students at larger schools don’t get. read more >>
Every time you put a disc in your computer or type up a term paper using a word processing program, you have a software developer to thank. They design applications that allow users to complete tasks on computers or create underlying systems that run devices or control networks. read more >>
Returning to school after many years to change your career or qualify for a promotion? It’s natural to feel a little bit uneasy in a classroom after so many years in the workforce. But remember, you’re not alone. read more >>