Cyber Security is a new buzzword in the market, especially in the IT world, as concerns regarding online crimes and threats rise. The past few years have seen various malicious attempts through spyware, ransomware, and other trojans that constantly threaten the IT infrastructure.
Cases like Petya, Legion, and the latest Pegasus have worried organizations and businesses about their data and resources security. This holds specifically true for organizations like banks and for those dealing in cryptocurrency and blockchain. Thus, to ensure their systems are safe, companies are now hiring Cyber Security professionals to make computer systems robust and immune from cyber attacks.
According to one of the reports by “Markets and Markets Research,” the cyber security industry is currently valued at $217 billion and is expected to touch almost $350 billion by 2026. This projects a rough Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.7% every year. This increasing growth is motivating more and more IT grads to go for a Cyber Security Certification now.
There is an increasing demand for candidates skilled in Cyber Security, whether they are recruited for just Ethical Hacking or any other purpose. Multiple online websites offer such courses now, training students in skills like Networking, Hacking, Software Security, Cryptography, OSI Model, IDS Firewalls, Trojan Backdoors, etc.
Skilled candidates get to work in job roles Network Administrator, Cloud Security Engineer, etc. According to Payscale, The average salary of a cyber security professional in the USA is $91,000 and ₹7,14,000 in India. With relevant experience, this can go up to around 20 lakhs per annum.
Let’s read in detail what Cyber Security is and the top job roles available in this domain worldwide. We will also talk about the best recruiters hiring for cyber security roles and the skills they expect from you.
What is Cyber Security?
Defined at an elementary level, Cyber Security protects computer systems and networks from theft, data leaks, or misuse of any kind, whether tangible or intangible. This misuse or theft can be with respect to hardware, software, or even electronically…