As cybercrime continues to escalate, corporations, government agencies and organizations are seeking cybersecurity experts to develop innovative tools and techniques to safeguard information and information systems, and to respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Today’s cybercrime is responsible for losses well in excess of $200 billion annually. The victims of this lucrative criminal enterprise have responded by hiring skilled professionals to protect their networks. According to Network World magazine, "The need for cybersecurity experts spans all industries, from financial services, manufacturing and utilities to healthcare and retail. Cybersecurity jobs also are plentiful in the U.S. federal government market." The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that careers in cybersecurity will grow at least 30 percent by 2018.
Some of careers in this field include: