Maybe you have read about the expected 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. Or that 74% of companies recently surveyed said that the skills shortage is impacting their business, including their ability to keep their information secure. With the reports of large salaries, job security and strong career progression, there are many reasons why cybersecurity is one of the best careers to be in right now. Knowing where to start isn’t necessarily as obvious.
One of the best solutions to the skills gap problem can be seen in the executive order President Trump signed earlier this year, in which appropriately skilling and hiring cybersecurity personnel is put front and centre. The strategies set out in the order include training people who have the aptitude for a cybersecurity career. If that is you, how can you take advantage of the current situation and jump-start your career?