Why Cyber Security
CyberSecurity is one of the most in demand career opportunities today. The need for workers in CyberSecurity is huge. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 open positions across the country. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 open positions, but the amount of certified workers is very low. This makes CyberSecurity an ideal choice for anybody looking into get into a career with lots of potential to move up. Almost every day there yet another story about breaches and cyber attacks. The demand is soaring for companies, the military and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
This is what you need to Succeed
What is the DOD 8570 chart and what impact does it have on your career? Many jobs have a government requirement: If you are in a job where you might have access to sensitive government data, then you are required to have at a minimum of one of the certifications shown for that role (see chart). Even companies who do no business with the government are now often requiring these in similar roles.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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