Businesses in virtually every industry rely on technology to connect internally with their teams and externally with customers, patients, vendors and other stakeholders. Cybercriminals know this, and they are continually developing new scams and attack methods to trick employees and disrupt business operations.
These relentless attacks will continue to evolve, and companies will always need highly qualified cyber and network security employees to protect them.
Ultimately, cybersecurity is a human problem, with studies showing that around 90% of data breaches are caused by human error. Proper training is designed to reduce such errors.
Also known as security awareness training, cybersecurity training educates people on new and existing cybersecurity concerns, encourages employees to have a basic understanding of IT issues, know how to spot IT security risks, how to store data, and how to respond to potential security problems.
For many companies, the goal of security awareness training is to create a culture of cybersecurity. By having an educated employee base that knows and understands IT security basics, the organization is better able to secure its sensitive data and save costs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the information security field are expected to increase 33% by 2030, far faster than the growth rate for most fields. One reason is companies know that the fallout of a data breach can be extremely damaging for their reputations and bottom lines.
By getting a cyber and network security education, you are making yourself attractive to potential employers who view you as someone who can help them cut down on all the negatives that come from security breaches:
- Lost revenue
- Damaged reputation
- Loss of customers
- Losing intellectual property through theft
- Compromised and stolen customer data
Cambridge prepares students to enter the IT security field with the skills today’s employers want. You can choose any of our three programs:
- Cyber and Network Security Certificate
- Associate of Science in Cyber and Network Security
- Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Network Security
All three programs are offered entirely online so you can study at your own pace. And each program exposes you to critical IT classes that will help you pass the various certification exams in cybersecurity, including Certified Ethical Hacker, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, and ISC2 SSCP, among others.
You will also take a handful of communication and writing courses to develop communication skills that set you apart from other job candidates.
With an education from Cambridge and a few years of job experience, you might one day be in charge of building cybersecurity awareness programs and educating other employees on some of the most important security issues of the future.