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Taking the Leap to a Career in Cybersecurity | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

Check out what it would mean for someone working in the tech industry to shift to a cybersecurity career.

Melissa Rhodes from Raytheon Intelligence & Space discusses how the cybersecurity industry would benefit from expanding its recruitment efforts to those who don’t have a typical cyber background.

Career reinvention can be daunting and intimidating. However, with many workers across the U.S. feeling complacent or unhappy in their current roles, a job switch could be the answer they seek. Fortunately, the cybersecurity field proves to be a good place for such a change.

The cybersecurity industry is an ideal space for reinvention as it always seeks innovative outlooks. This offers a unique opportunity for those questioning their place and purpose in their current role. Of course, making a big decision like this is never easy, so knowing all the details before committing – especially when moving into such a critical field of work is essential. 

The Effects of a Cyber Skills Gap

A significant skills gap in the cybersecurity industry has created a unique opportunity for individuals from various backgrounds to enter the field. Employers are seeking new people who weren’t necessarily trained to be cyber defenders but who have fresh perspectives and the potential to learn. This situation creates a tremendous opportunity for career reinvention. In response to this talent gap, the industry has committed to providing the new hires the resources and support they need to reach their fullest potential and succeed in a new career space.

Training people with little to no background in cybersecurity requires a lot of time, dedication, and resources. However, this training must become a priority because hiring from a larger talent pool is mutually beneficial for new hires looking to make a career switch and companies looking to grow. It is no secret that cyberattacks have grown more sophisticated and, consequently, more difficult to defend against. Cybersecurity companies realize that a shift in thinking and operating is needed. By looking for talent with different work experiences, they can effectively take advantage of unique insights to better address the latest cyber threats.

See More: How AI Can Help Address the Talent and Skills Shortage

Employee Advantages

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