Booming Cybersecurity Careers in 2018

We are continuing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by highlighting some of the popular jobs in this growing industry. It is all over the news; cybersecurity has become a necessity for businesses today. As the world continues adapting with technology, careers in cybersecurity will become more viable.  

The great thing about working in cybersecurity is every industry needs it—giving you a wider range of opportunities when you’re job-hunting. Tech companies, the government, marketing agencies, and retailers all need cybersecurity professionals. Let’s go over the three most common cybersecurity careers now! 

Network Engineer/Architect  

The role of a network engineer can incorporate both local and wide area networks. The responsibilities for this position cover the installation, testing, and management of these area networks. Examples of networks that fall under that scope include intranets, extranets, firewalls, hubs, servers and more. If a network engineer is dealing with an issue, it will likely affect their team and the platform’s users. IT professionals thought the demand for this career would decrease in the early 2000’s, but it has continued to grow. 

Cybersecurity Analyst 

What does a cybersecurity analyst do? A cybersecurity analyst is at the front lines of the cybersecurity defense. Their job entails gathering data from threat monitoring tools and testing the compliance of a cybersecurity network. Every analyst will be testing and looking for certain things when they are monitoring a system. This is all dependent on your particular security needs/concerns.  

The important distinction between an analyst and a network engineer is that a cybersecurity analyst tests while an engineer installs/maintains the network.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, this career is excepted to increase 28% between the years of 2016-2026. A cybersecurity analyst is a great career choice on its own, but some use this position as a stepping stone into network engineering.  

Cybersecurity Engineer  

Cybersecurity engineers are considered to be the #1 job in the cybersecurity field. This high-demand job is an important piece of the cybersecurity family. The fundamental role of a cybersecurity engineer is to design and implement security plans and policies. Their designs are constructed to stop certain threats that the business model typically faces. Another aspect of cyber-engineering is investigating network security breaches and learning from their design flaws.  

 Key Points to Remember   

No matter what path you choose in cybersecurity, the industry is growing and becoming increasingly more valuable. The three careers we covered today go over the basics of the cybersecurity field. Before exploring a career in cybersecurity, think about what role would best suit your skillset.    


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