Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity

In the ever-expanding world of technology and the increasing prevalence of “internet of things” devices, it is vital to the security of our nation's cyber infrastructure to raise new generations of cybersecurity professionals. T&M's Technology Risk division contributes to this effort in areas to include cyber incident response, information security, compliance technology consulting and data forensics.

cybersecurity career

For aspiring cybersecurity professionals, T&M's cyber experts encourage you to watch for career opportunities and seasonal internships (college students and recent graduates). In addition, they offer the following tips and inspiration:

  • A career in cyber security is financially lucrative: Cybersecurity professionals report an average salary of $116,000, or approximately $55.77 per hour. Nearly three times the national median income for full-time and salary workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Top positions include:
    • Security Analyst
    • Security Architect
    • Security Software Developer
    • Cryptanalyst
    • Security Engineer
    • Security Administrator
    • Cryptographer
    • Security Consultant
  • Tips to get ahead of the competition
    • Begin experimenting with technology and network security at home.
    • Prove your knowledge with certifications. The Security+ certification is a good start in cybersecurity.
    • Start small, manageable coding projects.
    • Conduct security tests on your home network, automate simple tasks with a scripting language; get creative!
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