Jobs and Careers in Cybersecurity
By holding an accredited cybersecurity degree, students will have abundant job opportunities in a variety of positions such as security analysts, security engineers, cryptographers, security architects, security administrators, cryptanalysts, security software developers, and security consultants. Security professionals are needed in all industries including public and private businesses, as well as across a multitude of government agencies. The Global Information Security Workforce Study finds that the cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022 – a 20% increase since 2015.
Further, Michael Brown, CEO of Symantec, the world’s largest security software supplier noted that, “The demand for the (cybersecurity) workforce is expected to rise to 6 million globally by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million.” The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report warns that the worldwide shortage of IT security professionals is at 1 million openings already.