Cybersecurity positions are in high demand and it doesn’t seem to be changed in the future. Cyber attacks are only becoming more and more common and harmful. In today’s information economy, information security is a vital element in the survival of commercial organizations.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of growth for jobs in information security is projected at 37% from 2012 to 2022 it seems to be much faster than the average for all other occupations.
Computer science roles are already in high demand and are more critical.
There are more and more colleges and schools that are offering degrees in cybersecurity but many
current professionals in the cybersecurity field learned the necessary skills through certificate programs and training.
In Poland, you can study Cyber Security for example at AGH University of Science and Technology in
Cracow, Warsaw University of Technology, or Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
Many other options exist for current professionals to improve their cyber security
skills: certificates from technical training companies, hands-on courses, additional degrees through university study and to development of specific skills.
The most popular certificate programs are Cisco and Microsoft security training.
The top locations for cybersecurity jobs are in the US, Washington, New York, and San Francisco area and
the top industries for cybersecurity professionals are Banking, Finance, Insurance, Information
Technology, Government, and Consulting Services.
The most required skills for cybersecurity job roles are intrusion detection, incident handling and
response, audit and compliance, firewall skills, analytics and intelligence, SIEM management,
identity management, application security development, malware prevention, and cloud computing
According to the SANS Institute, the “20 coolest cyber security jobs are” are: Threat Hunter, Penetration
Tester, Incident Responder, Security Architect, Forensic Computer Analyst, Security Software
Developer, Malware Analyst, CISO/ISO or Director of Security, Media Exploitation Analyst/Law
Enforcement Computer Crime Investigator, Software Validation Engineer, Security Operations Centre
Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst/Engineer, Security Audit and Risk Management Specialist,
Vulnerability Researcher/Exploit Developer, Mobile Security Manager, Application Penetration
Tester, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Analyst/Manager, Technical Director and Deputy CISO,
Intrusion Analyst, IoT/Critical Infrastructure Security Director