Today cybersecurity is one of the most important fields in technology and yet, despite its importance, many women and professionals of color are largely unaware that this career opportunity exists.
As National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) comes to a close, it's a great time to think about the future of jobs in the cybersecurity field. Week 5 of NCSAM is about cybersecurity education and career opportunities. In this #ChatSTC chat, we talked about what it means to be a cyber professional, shared tips for students and professionals looking to get into the cybersecurity field and discussed how young people can prepare to join the cybersecurity workforce.
Hackers will always try to find security vulnerabilities within our products, and if they find a way in, they can spread malware, take control of your systems and steal your confidential and valuable data. With your organization and customer loyalty at risk, it's vital you take all the steps you can to secure your systems.
The sheer number of white papers, conferences and PowerPoint decks touting new tools and blinking lights causes many organizations to fixate on these seemingly easy fixes to cyber breaches while ignoring the most fundamental aspect of their enterprise security. Technology alone can't defend your network: it's all about the people.
Not having enough professionals in the cyber workforce poses risks to both our national security and economy. It is essential that young people graduate from schools prepared to enter the workforce and adulthood using technology safely, securely, ethically and productively.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) kicked off Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) at the Nasdaq MarketSite.