Date: February 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. PST/4:30 p.m. GMT/10 p.m. IST
Topic: Why You Should Pursue a Cybersecurity Degree in 2022
Although cybersecurity is the backbone of every organization’s defensive strategy, very few devote enough attention to it. A widespread lack of security awareness and the daunting cybersecurity skills gap increase the risks associated with cybercrime. With cyber warfare on the rise and the world becoming increasingly connected, cybersecurity professionals from all backgrounds are needed to confront emerging threats. The time is ripe to begin a career in cybersecurity: According to a report by Markets and Markets, the global cybersecurity market is expected to record a compound annual growth rate of 9.7% between 2021 and 2026, ultimately reaching a projected USD 345.6 billion.
In today’s constantly evolving threat landscape, obtaining a cybersecurity degree is the best way to develop the skills to combat ransomware attacks, data breaches, and other forms of cybercrime. In a cybersecurity degree program, candidates learn the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities that are vital to success in this highly rewarding field. This webinar will cover what learners need to know about pursuing a career in cybersecurity, including how to apply for an online cybersecurity degree program, the pros and cons of cybersecurity certifications and degrees, and more.
- The position of cybersecurity as a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
- Current and future security job market trends
- Critical skills that any cybersecurity degree program should cover
- Pros and cons of cybersecurity certifications versus degrees
Arthur Salmon, Professor and Cybersecurity Program Director, College of Southern Nevada
Bio: Arthur Salmon holds a doctorate in cybersecurity and information assurance, a master’s degree in network and communications management with a focus on cybersecurity in policy and procedural development, and a bachelor’s degree in technical management in business information systems. Arthur has worked in the technology field for 20 years and, for the last 12 years, has also taught courses on general security, networking, ethical hacking, and compliance, among other topics. Although Arthur spends most of his time developing learning materials, including various articles and a textbook on cybersecurity, he enjoys photography and outdoor activities in his free time.
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