How to build a career in cyber security? and Why to build a career in cyber security?
These are the two most widely asked questions to our team in seminars which we conduct in various colleges.
Students ask me why they should learn cyber security? or how they can build a robust cyber security career in cyber security? what type of opportunities are there in cyber security?
In this blog, I will answer all these questions. So the very first thing is why to learn or build a career in cyber security and the straight forward answer is there are massive demands of cyber security professionals across the globe.
Cyber security industry better AKA Info-Sec industry is facing huge shortage of skilled infosec professionals. IBM says cyber security is a gold mine for jobs.
IBM says in its employment report that there are a whopping 3 million (30 Lakhs) cyber security professionals are required in India but the supply is not even 100K (1 Lakh) now.
Forbes says that Cyber security Talent Gap Is An Industry Crisis. There will be more than 3.5 million ( 35 Lakhs ) vacant jobs in cyber security industry by the year 2021 in the USA itself.
Just google the keyword “How many cyber security professionals are required”
You will find a lot of reports, news articles, and blogs over the internet.
I believe the statistics are enough for you to understand why you should build a career in cyber security.
But there’s another question why there’s a massive shortage of skilled professionals in the domain of cyber security and the one-word answer is “Everyone can not build a career in cyber security”.
Cyber security requires a lot of hard work. One has to study a lot to build a robust career but as we know very few people like to study, You can’t build a career in cyber security in a few months.
So you have to work hard and harder for years and you have to learn continuously then you will be able to get a respectful position in the infosec industry.
What you will get after learning cyber security and investing a lot of your time and effort?
Infosec industry will give you everything :
And what not but to get all of this the challenge is to break your limits, you have to invest your self to achieve everything that you want.
So where to start learning?
To start a career in cyber security you need to have a sound understanding of Operating Systems, Network & of-course programming.
Programming is not compulsory but to have a better career knowledge of programming is must otherwise you will end up becoming a script kiddie and will always be dependent on other stuff to do your tasks.
A lot of online sources are available to learn about the basics and advances of computing such as:
edx.org I love this portal as they offer a lot of free and open courses across all the domains of computer science and other domains as well.
Another good platform is coursera.org again it’s a free and open platform and offers a wide range of learning materials.
If you are not fond of online learning then you have to join Hackers Guru, Our advanced and as per industry standard courses will help you to learn almost every aspect of cyber security.
You just need to sign up on the web, have to go through a small test and interview and if you are able to pass the exam and interview you will get the admission and can start learning with us.
I hope I have answered most of your questions related to a career in cyber security and how you may start learning if you have any other question please feel free to reach out to us, we will be more than happy to help you.
All the best !!!