Considering a career in cyber security? This job report infographic highlights some of the benefits for those who may be interested. Words by Stephen Moore, Chief Security Strategist at Exabeam.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a time to appreciate those already working in the field that makes this data protection possible - and to highlight some of the benefits for those who may be interested. Positive sentiments around overall job satisfaction, salary and emerging technology show why cybersecurity is a great field to work in – on top of the fact that you get to play a role in keeping important information out of adversaries’ hands.
The 2018 Exabeam Cyber Security Professionals Salary and Job Report revealed that 80 percent of those in the field feel secure about the future of their jobs, identifying the most satisfying aspects as: always learning something new, defending companies and catching threats and working with extraordinary people and teams. And the salaries help— the median range is $75,000 – $100,000 per year, with 34 percent earning more than $100,000.
They get to work with cutting-edge technology on a daily basis—with most professionals finding endpoint detection and response (EDR), user behaviour analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to be the most helpful in pinpointing cyberthreats. Plus, 75 percent agreed that advances in machine learning and AI can make their jobs even easier—with adoption increasing each year. Does this all sound exciting to you? The industry offers the chance to learn new things, pursue new certifications, partake in internships and perhaps, most importantly, do what you love.