Pursuing a Cybersecurity Career
IN THIS CHAPTER
Discovering various cybersecurity-related positions
Looking at cybersecurity career paths
Understanding cybersecurity certifications
Finding out how to get started
With a global shortage of competent cybersecurity professionals, there has never been a better time to pursue a career — especially since the shortage seems to grow with the passage of time.
As a result of an insufficient supply of cybersecurity professionals to satisfy the demand for people with relevant skills, compensation packages earned by cybersecurity professionals are among the best found among technology workers.
In this chapter, you find out about some of the professional roles in the cybersecurity field, potential career paths, and certifications.
Professional Roles in Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity professionals have a wide range of responsibilities that vary quite a bit based on their exact roles, but most, if not all, ultimately work to help either protect data and systems from being compromised, or, in the case of certain government positions, ...