According the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies the demand for cybersecurity experts is growing 12 times faster than the current U.S. job market, making cybersecurity one of the most highly sought-after careers in the country.
A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the growing need for cybersecurity professionals to safeguard the ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Raising the next generation and growing the population of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses. There are limitless opportunities for people aspiring to enter the field, as well as for those who are interested in a new career direction or career advancement.
Online and on-campus education options-- from traditional degrees, to certification programs-- make cybersecurity a particularly exciting and attainable option for people who are considering changing careers or for those re-entering the workforce, including veterans. In fact, G.I. Bill benefits can now often be applied to cybersecurity education. And, there are a number of scholarships and grants available specifically to military professionals and, in some cases, their spouses.
The CyberWarrior™ Scholarship Program in collaboration with (ISC)2’s nonprofit charitable trust, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, provides military veterans with career development opportunities in order to help meet the national need for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
Through the Ashling Team Cybersecurity Community, seasoned, novice and aspiring infosec professionals can discover a multitude of cybersecurity jobs available, at a variety of levels, with companies that are leaders in their industries. So if you're interested in changing or advancing your cybersecurity career path, visit 'Opportunities' on AshlingTeam.com.