How to Start Your Career in Cybersecurity by Sai Digbijay

Jul 9, 2019

How to Start Your Career in Cybersecurity

By Sai Digbijay


Cyber Security epitomizes the perfect storm in employment opportunities for anyone that wants to build a lucrative long-term career in an IT-related field. The perfect storm is created by the fact that:

  • Cybersecurity is a high-growth industry. According to Global Market Insights, the cyber security market will grow in size from $120 billion (2019) to $320 billion by the year 2024. Also, the Official Annual Cybercrime Report for 2019, predicts that companies will increasingly face ransomware attacks. (attacks every 14 seconds in 2019 to attacks every 11 seconds by 2021). This means that more human resource is required to bolster cybersecurity.
  • Cybersecurity has a severe shortage of talent. Cybersecurity Ventures Ltd. forecasts that there will be 3.5 million available jobs for cybersecurity experts by 2021
  • Cybersecurity pays well. With the high demand for cybersecurity jobs and the unmatched shortage of professionals in the industry, organizations are paying experts more and more. 
  • Companies are increasingly hiring based on a candidate’s potential than their proven track record, especially for those seeking to....

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