Welcome to the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week, we are focusing on careers in cybersecurity essentials. This continues to be a growing field due to continued reports of phishing and ransomware attacks, data leaks, and hacking. You can quickly see why there has never been a better time to be in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity. A June Indeed.com blog post reports “…261% increase in job postings for data protection officers on Indeed since May 2017” and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook projects a 28% growth in Information Security Analyst jobs through 2026.

Getting started in cyber security is easier than you may think and here are some ways to get more information:

  • Follow CUNY’s major role in the newly announced Cyber NYC
  • CyberAces Website that provides access to free online cybersecurity courses and career information
  • Cybersecurity Academies Website that provides scholarship-based immersion academies that are free for participants
  • Cyber Start Go Website that introduces students to the world of cybersecurity and describes various career opportunities in the field

Our weekly awareness emails, supporting information, and a growing list of security resources are available from the Cyber Security Awareness Month and Information Security pages on the CUNY Website.

Please feel free to share this information and, as always, contact me if you have any questions.