The escalating number of data breaches and threats like ransomware has created a mad dash for information security help. Organizations are scrambling to fill jobs and to compete for top talent, and scores of positions go unfilled for months.
One would think that this kind of job-market frenzy creates big appeal for a person just entering college or considering a career. Especially since information security is one of the few fields where people get snatched up as soon as they walk out with their certificate or diploma (and often, long before.)
Yet there’s hardly an influx of newly-minted security professionals eager to flex their freshly acquired white-hat skills. The shortage of infosec workers is expected to grow — reaching 1.8 million by 2022, according to research by Frost & Sullivan. And there is not enough incoming talent to help narrow the gap.
Since there’s no danger of this field becoming oversaturated with practitioners in the foreseeable future, pursuing a career in information security is a smart move. The job security should help every parent of a high-school grad sleep better at night.
For those mulling over new career choices, information security could also provide the next step. This is one of the rare interdisciplinary fields you can enter from various other backgrounds, including business and even liberal arts.
On the fence on whether this is a promising and stable career? Consider the following reasons that make this field enticing.
Job Prospects Are Excellent
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from InfoSec Resources authored by Rodika Tollefson. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/b6OjfMaVsn4/