NCSAM 2018 Week 2 – Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity


Week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness is all about the jobs available in the field of cybersecurity and finding the right education and training for these job. The field is growing and currently the perception is that there are not enough skilled workers to fill all the available jobs. Training for a job in cybersecurity, especially in some specialties, can be a daunting task. Technology is constantly changing, but a solid foundation in computer science, math, or even communications can get you started toward a rewarding career. Just completing your four-year degree will put you ahead of other candidates. If your degree is not in a technical field, but you enjoy puzzles, fixing things, writing, or are a particularly logical thinker, there are many possible jobs in cybersecurity for you.

There are a huge range of jobs in the cybersecurity field, everything from analysts, threat hunters, and salespeople in the commercial realm, to staff and faculty positions in academia, to defending the nation in the military or government agencies. If you have an interest in technology at all, cybersecurity could be your ticket to a high-paying and rewarding job. Not everyone who works in cybersecurity needs to be able to write programs or troubleshoot networks. Take a look at some of the opportunities by simply entering “examples of jobs in cybersecurity” into your favorite search engine.

As a start, students, check out the free KnowBe4 security awareness training available in your MyApps portal – or you can go directly to it at

Once you arrive at the site, use the password “homecourse” to access the training.

Which brings up a VERY important job in the field of cybersecurity – writing training courses! Thanks for reading, I hope you read next week’s as well!

(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)