Consider a career in cybersecurity

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect extensive networks in Minnesota and the US presents a risk to our economy and security. Growing the next generation of a skilled cybersecurity workforce — as well as training those already in the workforce — is a starting point to building stronger defenses. 

There will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers by 2022, according to a Center for Cyber Safety and Education study. It is important to engage youth early on and graduate students prepared to fill the vast number of positions available in this growing field. 

Information security analysts: What they do 

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases. Most information security analyst positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Employers usually prefer to hire analysts with experience in a related occupation. 

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Category: Data Center