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Careers In Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics

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:

  • Information Security Crime Investigator/Forensics Expert 
  • System, Network, and/or Web Penetration Tester
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Incident Responder
  • Security Architect
  • Malware Analyst
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Crime Investigator
  • Information Security Officer
  • Application Penetration Tester
  • Security Operations Center Analyst
  • Prosecutor Specializing in Information Security Crime
  • Technical Director and Deputy CISO
  • Intrusion Analyst
  • Vulnerability Researcher/ Exploit Developer
  • Security Auditor
  • Software Development Security
  • Application Development Security
  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Analyst/Manager