What are the Most In-Demand Jobs in Cyber Security?

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in cyber security?  If so, you will want to find out about the potential opportunities in this field as well as what skills are required to obtain a job.  Cyber security is an ever growing and changing field and Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology would like to help get you started in this exciting career.  Let’s take a look at some of the most in demand jobs in this field and what purpose individuals in these roles serve.

High Demand Roles

Ethical Hacker

Hackers are typically malicious individuals who find ways to exploit the weaknesses in technology to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data.  An ethical hacker would be someone with the intent of finding these weaknesses using the same techniques but instead of exploiting the weaknesses for malicious purposes they would report them to the proper administrators for resolution before malicious hackers could take advantage of these vulnerable points of access.  Ethical hackers are often referred to as white hat hackers and malicious hackers are often called black hat hackers.  Another title used for a white hat hacker would be penetration tester as they are looking for penetration points with an aim to get them sealed up before a black hat hacker can attack.  Ethical hackers usually operate under a strict code of ethics and their aim is to work to protect society and infrastructure.  The Cyber and Network Security Bachelor of Science Degree program at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology helps students get prepared for certification as an Ethical Hacker, offering courses such as ethics in technology and information gathering and vulnerability analysis.

Information Security Analyst

Information security analysts are typically tasked with assessing the overall risks that an organization might face in terms of cyber security.  Once they have determined the risks, they can develop strategies and standards for making sure systems are protected which may include installing firewalls and encryption software.  After the necessary software has been implemented, information security analysts may be in charge of monitoring systems for suspicious activity and responding to any incidents.  In addition, individuals in this role may spend time researching cyber security trends with an aim to keep up-to-date on important developments.  Information security analysts may also be involved in making sure the people who work for an organization are adequately trained in the best practices for keeping online information safe.  Cambridge offers courses in development and operations of information technology infrastructure and information systems security that can help build the skills needed for this type of job.

Digital Forensics Examiner

Digital forensic examiners are an important part of legal proceedings involving electronic evidence.  Individuals in this job are skilled in recovering, examining and preserving digital data and making sure it is admissible for use in criminal proceedings.  Digital forensics examiners are known for their keen attention to detail and the ability to think critically as well as for having an extensive knowledge of different types of computer systems.  People in this position have opportunities to work with law enforcement or government agencies like the FBI.  In addition to technical skills individuals in these positions often receive on the job training in courtroom procedures including delivering testimony and presenting evidence.  Courses such as digital forensics in cyber security and legal issues in information security, which are offered in the Cyber and Network Security programs at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology, enable students to learn more about skills that would be necessary for someone in this kind of job.

Preparing for Success

If you are interested in pursuing any of these jobs, now is a great time to check out the Cyber and Network Security degree or certificate programs at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology.  You have the opportunity to enroll in a flexible, online program and take courses that will help you excel in an entry-level position and beyond in the cyber security career field.  For more information visit our website and fill out the Request Info form and someone will reach out to you with more information and to answer any questions you might have.  We look forward to speaking with you.