Cybersecurity impacts everything we do. From banking to searching the Internet, the need for quality cybersecurity employees is ever growing.
Security Policy & Governance
This is more of a strategic, rather than tactical, role.
Cybersecurity Engineering & Prevention
Incident Detection & Response
Are you Career Ready: As a Minnesota State student you have access to a number of incredible resources. One of those resources is Career Wise Education, a Minnesota State program that allows you to explore careers, plan your education and find a job!
From this site, you have the ability to assess your current skills, investigate career pathways, explore educational options and job markets, and so much more. It is a one-stop shop that will help you determine your career path and goals!
Currently, there are over 1,500 open positions in the security field and less than 200 graduates to fill the need! That gives you a huge opportunity to not only get a job but start a career! (indeed.org)
Want to know more about the different Cybersecurity Career Pathways? Cyber Seek shows you how five common cybersecurity feeder roles lead to current industry roles
Having a strong education in cybersecurity is a huge factor in landing your first job as well as moving up within your organization. Along with education, industry leaders are also looking for employees with specific industry certifications that speak directly to personal cyber competencies.
Certifications such as CompTIA (Security +), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) can move you forward in your career and solidify your place as a security expert.
Other Certifications to consider:
Do you need to connect with people within the industry and don’t know where to start? One great way to get to know the people and organizations within the security arena is to join a security professional organization.
There are many to select from and some that have amazing student rates to join. Joining a professional organization can give you the access you need to like-minded faculty, students and industry leaders who are looking to improve the world of security. You will be able to network and meet new industry connections, find out about the latest research in the area, and develop relationships that can bring about amazing opportunities for advancement.