Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

  • Published: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Explore. Experience. Share. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week, the focus is on cybersecurity careers.

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Getting started

Talk the talk so you can walk the walk. Understand the terminology connected to cybersecurity. Plan to join clubs and organizations. Attend conferences and webinars. Do job shadowing or internships. Acquaint yourself with the various job opportunities in cybersecurity and zero in on your specialty. Read and research.

Education vs Certifications

Which is more beneficial? The answer is, it depends! Depending on the type of job you are seeking will often determine the level of proficiency you must possess. Of course, a good education to understand networking basics is essential. Experience can't be overlooked. Certifications in areas that are applicable to the job will definitely give you a lift.

If you are currently in a cybersecurity career, reach out to the community. Share your experiences and your role in your institution; invite interested parties to get involved.

Discovering Cybersecurity Careers