Career in Cybersecurity

There was a time when you say you work in cybersecurity people would misunderstand you to be a security guard for some unheard company. Not anymore! Today cybersecurity is in the mainstream. If you are in the business of protecting internet-connected systems, including hardware, software, and data, from adversaries, then you are already a cybersecurity practitioner.

The field of cybersecurity involves application security, information security, network security, disaster recovery or business continuity planning, operational security, and security awareness and training — these supplement physical security which is the traditional field of security that protects physical locations and assets.

According to Forbes (Bradford, 2017), the average salary in Cybersecurity is $116,000 or approximately $55.77 per hour in 2017. Depending on the role it could go up or down. Such positions include Security analyst, Risk Manager, Security architect, Security Engineer, Security Testers and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at a high level.

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