Those who ponder a career in the cyber security jobs market may be boxed into an idea of working in a government or federal institution securing networks and writing up plans for disaster recovery. However, individuals interested in cyber security degrees should take a look at the plethora of industries that require degreed and/or certified InfoSec experts.
For example, in a June 2016 report on Forbes.com, Leonhard Weese writes about financial institutions that may find themselves facing cyber security threats and how this impacts all of us as banking customers. “Attacks on financial institutions will drastically increase in the coming years simply because they are highly profitable. As banks struggle to lock down their systems, consumers pay for hacks through higher fees, reduced services, and, in the long run, and inferior product” (Weese, 2016, p. 3).
Not only can we consider financial records being hacked, but individuals interested in becoming professionals in the cyber security field can consider the security needs of education institutions, healthcare, and even the gas and oil industry. A recently study found that “82 percent of oil and gas industry respondents said their organizations registered an increase in successful cyber-attacks over the past 12 months” (SecurityWeek News, 2016).
Students at EC-Council University are provided with cyber security curriculum taught by professionals in the field who understand security threats that are prevalent in today’s world. They are able to help students consider cyber security jobs at both a micro and macro level, which opens doors of opportunities to help secure data for all of us as a global community. ECCU graduates are well equipped to become immediate assets to any organization. After all, no matter what industry, criminals are attempting to access data every day and educated, cyber security professionals are the answer to this problem.