CompTIA writes in its blog post that cybersecurity jobs will increase exponentially. CyberCrime Magazine reinforces this by stating that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2025, moving the unemployment rate to 0%. Indeed, the numbers of data breaches have increased dramatically in recent years, confirming the progosity of job needs.
According to StepStone, the average starting salary of a cybersecurity analyst is between EUR 42,000 and EUR 66,000, rounded, which puts the median value at EUR 54,000.
The result of the Bitkom study establishes that there is a shortage of over 137,000 IT specialists in Germany alone. The shortage includes IT security experts in large numbers. StepStone alone suggests over 40,000 results under IT security.
You don't need an IT background to become a Cybersecurity Analyst. Many skills are transferable - you just need to be willing to learn.
Why exactly are companies looking for you?
Here are some reasons why you're in demand as a future cybersecurity subject matter expert:
Protecting against cyberattacks:
With the increasing number of cyberattacks on businesses and organizations, it is important for companies to take proactive protective measures. A cybersecurity analyst and penetration tester can help identify security gaps, address vulnerabilities and protect the organization against cyberattacks.
Protecting confidential data:
An IT security professional can help protect confidential information by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to it. Confidentiality in particular plays an important role here.
Compliance with regulations and standards:
There are a variety of cybersecurity regulations and standards that companies must comply with. A cybersecurity professional can help understand these regulations and ensure that the company meets compliance requirements.
Security incident detection and response:
An incident responder can help identify security incidents early and respond appropriately to minimize the impact on the business.
Threat identification and assessment:
An IT security analyst can identify and assess threats to protect the organization against potential future threats.
What to expect in the course
CS VISOR's Cybersecurity Analyst Training is comprehensive training in network security, threat analysis, incident response, and vulnerability management. Content you will learn in more detail in the course, but here is a general overview of what you will learn in the course:
In this section, you will learn how networks are built and protection mechanisms such as firewalls and IDS/IPS systems. You will also learn more about network vulnerabilities.
In this area, you'll learn how to respond to security incidents and recover systems after an incident. You'll learn about forensic investigations, assessing damage, mitigation action planning, and collaborating with other departments.
Here you'll learn how to detect and assess threats using techniques and data analysis tools. You'll learn how to identify and analyze an attack.
Here you will learn how to detect, assess and fix vulnerabilities in networks and systems with regular scans and penetration tests.
The course becomes very special with the Hands-On module. Here you get the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice in a real Security Operations Center (SOC). This is equipped with the latest industry technologies and gives you a hands-on insight into cyber security protection mechanisms.