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Cyber Security Careers

Cyber Security Careers


Cyber Careers

Cyber vulnerabilities are among the greatest global risks according to a World Economic Forum study. Across the globe and in Ireland, business and people are being attacked by hackers with malicious intent on a daily basis. Their motives vary; from cybercrime to espionage, from cyberterrorism to boredom, but bad actors have one thing in common — they all intend to break into digital systems and cause harm.

The risk is made worse by a shortage of people working in cyber security. This leaves businesses at increased risk of attack as they do not have the people with the right knowledge to protect their systems and prevent attacks.

Technology Ireland

So you’re interested in a career in Cybersecurity? Excellent Idea! In this post, we cover what it takes to have a successful career and what you need to know to make a living out of this challenging but very rewarding field.

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Cyber Ireland brings together Industry, Academia and Government to represent the needs of the Cyber Security Ecosystem in Ireland. We aim to enhance the Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness of the companies and organisations which are part of the cluster.

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Cyber Futures

The place to start learning more about cyber security.

Our aim is to showcase the potential for a career in Cyber Security in Ireland and to help you make decisions about your future career.

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We are Ireland's leading experts in cybersecurity education. Four of Ireland's top universities, Munster Technological UniversityUniversity College DublinUniversity of Limerick and Technological University Dublin  are collaborating to provide pathways and micro-credentials to address skill shortages in the area of Cyber Security. Our programs will provide you with the knowledge, skills and training needed to upskill and enhance your career in cybersecurity. Find out more about our courses.

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The FIT Cybersecurity Apprenticeship is the third in a series that have been developed by FIT and delivered in partnership with Education and Training Boards. The initial two in software development and network engineering are already up and running in Dublin and Cork and expanding rapidly.

  • The programme will provide a new talent pipeline for tech employers who have a need for tech practitioners in the field of Cybersecurity. It will provide cybersecurity apprentices with the theory and practical skills required to be employed as Cybersecurity specialists.
  • The Cybersecurity programme is designed for those who have recently completed second level education or mature learners who are seeking to retrain.

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Pursuing a career in cybersecurity means joining a booming industry where available jobs outnumber qualified candidates. The number of cybersecurity jobs is expected to increase by 33 percent between 2020 and 2030, according to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this demand. 

As cybersecurity continues to grow in importance, more specialized roles are emerging. Starting as a cybersecurity analyst creates opportunities to follow your interests within the world of information security and create a career path that’s right for you. Learn about five common career paths within this high-demand field. 

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CyberQuest is on a mission to help people  find the best pathway to employment in Cyber Security. 

Our unique training paths (online and interactive) suits a variety of needs.  Personal Development Planning is provided for along with Group Learning, Projects with Employers, Coaching, Mentoring and Interview Preparation.  Best of all, there is no cost. 

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