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Are you a tech-pro and look forward to something exciting every day in your job? If yes, then this is a great time to consider a new career opportunity, the cyber security professional. According to CIO magazine, the cyber security experts are among the most sought after professionals in the technical sector; with demand for workers in that field out spacing other IT jobs by a good margin.
Any computer connected to the internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber security is the technique used to protect computers and networks from these types of intrusions. As illegal efforts to gain personal, business or classified information via the internet continues to increase, the demand for skilled workers who can prevent such attack is also increasing. Though there is no one particular degree in cyber security but a relevant bachelor’s degree (like B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Cyber Security and Forensics) is the most common academic requirement for the career in cyber security. Bachelor degree along with certification courses for cyber security, like CCNA, CCIE, CHFI etc., is also a good option. Those who aspire to reach the highest level of cyber security and hope to have a lasting career in the profession should strongly consider having a master degree. It will surely give students additional technical and theoretical skills and depending on the expertise can offer the leadership, managerial and business skills required in the high-level position. Those interested in a career in cyber security may pursue work as a security administrator, cyber policy analyst, and information security analyst or software developer.
In today’s world, there is a high demand for the cyber security professionals. It is estimated that the demand of a cybersecurity professional is supposed to cross 6 million globally by 2019. This industry has too many reasons to choose it as a profession some of which are:
IT sector is amongst the biggest job absorbers of qualified professionals in India and abroad. India accounts for approximately 52% of the US$ 124 – 130 billion market, making it the world’s largest sourcing destination for IT industry. To compete in the industry, it is important to pursue the course from a decent affiliated university and which offers campus recruitments. Giants like TCS, Wipro, HCL, IBM, Microsoft, Fujitsu hire fresher from the campus as well. Some of the Colleges and Universities where Masters, Bachelor or certification courses could be pursued are, Veltech Dr. RR & Dr. SR University, Chennai for M. Tech in Information & Cyber Security, P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore for M.E. I Biometrics and Cyber Security, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune for Certificate Programm in Cyber Law (CPCL), Institute of Science and Technology for Advanced Studies & Research, Anand, Gujarat for Certificate course in Network and Cyber Security, Central India College of Law, Nagpur, Maharashtra for Diploma in Cyber Law.
To conclude, framing the career in cyber security profession is interesting, thrilling, highly in-demand thus highly paid off and match the era. It could be considered a wise decision to avail the opportunity before it gets exhausted.
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