Most people, young and old, don’t understand what a cybersecurity practitioner does or the multiple career pathways to get into the cybersecurity field. National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week inspires and promotes awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers. Why consider a career in cybersecurity?
Learn more about the different types of work roles that constitute cybersecurity work by exploring the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, NIST Special Publication 800-181, a national focused resource that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work. The NICE Framework establishes a taxonomy and common lexicon that describes cybersecurity work and workers irrespective of where or for whom the work is performed.
Want to learn more about cybersecurity workforce demand or career pathways to the work roles identified in the NICE Framework? Explore CyberSeek which includes an interactive jobs heat map and career pathways aligned to the NICE Framework to answer questions such as:
The NICE Framework is comprised of the following components:
Are you looking for information on a cybersecurity career? These cybersecurity career brief resources provide job descriptions, salary information, employment outlooks, educational requirements, and overviews of sample cybersecurity opportunities.
Download the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Career Guide: Who Works in Cybersecurity, How We Got Started, and Why We Need You
This book provides information and resources for students and those who are interested in starting a career in cybersecurity. Palo Alto Networks reached out to some of the best cybersecurity practitioners in the industry and asked them to share their insights. The result is a compilation of amazing stories of how these cybersecurity practitioners got started—and the tools they continue to use to learn and grow in their careers.
Explore interviews from leaders in the field through the RoadTrip Nation or delve into the possibilities of cybersecurity through the eyes of three aspiring cybersecurity workers who are exploring what's possible in the wide‐open world of data, security, and more. As they talk to all kinds of innovators who are leading the charge to protect our online lives—hackers, engineers, executives, and more—they learn that cybersecurity is a place to experiment, explore, and create your own way forward.
Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice with CareerOneStop. A career profile is a great place to start your career research. Visit the Occupation Profile to see details for any one of more than 950 careers. Search for cybersecurity job roles. For example, Information Security Analysts.
O*NET OnLine is another tool for career exploration and job analysis!
The O*NET OnLine tool has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! You can search by Keyword or O*NET-SOC Code.
It also includes a list of technologies frequently included in employer job postings and a MyNextMove for veterans.
Explore ClearanceJobs Cybersecurity Resource Center for career advice and job search tips.
Or if you prefer video’s here are a few examples of a day in the life …
Virginia Space Grant Consortium’s free video series Breaking the Code on a Career in Cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity career posters and infographics provide stimulating visuals.
CISA and NICERC Cybersecurity Career Profiles
Why Consider a Career in Cybersecurity?
Learn why starting a career in cybersecurity is a good idea for students or individuals looking for a career change by viewing the infographic from the Center for Internet Security.
NICE Workforce Demand One Pager.
Explore the ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2020 report and infographic.