Cyber Security Credential Assistance Program

Opportunity to obtain a cyber credential for free.  Take courses in the evening while deployed and while still active, guard or reserves. Earn college credits, promotion points, and for MOS’s that qualify Additional Skill Identifier (ASI)

 

Why Cyber-security is One of the Most In-Demand Careers Across the Nation, In Every Industry

Cybersecurity is a must, and overall, cybersecurity specialists are severely lacking across the world. In a world where technology is always in flux, constantly changing and improving, the threat to those technological advances is ever more significant. It is now more critical than ever to take the time to create proper cybersecurity. With this new age of technology, there are far more threats to cybersecurity than ever before making it necessary to take the time to develop cybersecurity that is as advanced as our current technology. The advancement of technology also comes with the requirement of professionals who are well versed in cybersecurity and cloud computing.

  • The US cybersecurity workforce now totals almost 942,000, with around 521,000 positions currently unfilled (Cyberseek, 2021).
  • The cybersecurity industry has a 0% unemployment rate (SecurityIntelligence, 2020).
  • Information security analysts have a job growth rate of 31% through 2029 in the US, much faster than the national average of 4% (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).
  • The median pay of cybersecurity analysts in the US is $99,730 annually or $47.95 per hour, much higher than the national average (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).
  • According to Burning Glass, the fastest-growing cybersecurity skills are application development security (164%), cloud security (115%), risk management (60%), threat intelligence (41%), incident response (37%) (Burning Glass, 2020).
  • Cybersecurity professionals are slated to earn a premium of $12,266 should they leverage the high demand for their skills (Forbes, 2020).
  • DevOps and app development security specialists stand to receive a premium of $12,266 should they leverage the high demand for their competencies (Forbes, 2020).
  • In 2019, a CISO position holds the second-highest paying tech job in 2019, with a $175,000 to $275,000 average salary. (TechRepublic, 2019)

Cybersecurity Jobs in Other Parts of the World

  • By 2021, 100% of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises are poised to have a CISO or an equivalent position (Cybercrime Magazine, 2019).
  • In 2019, over $44.75 million in bug bounties was awarded to top hackers across the globe (ZDNet, 2020).
  • The number of cybersecurity jobs around the world is around 3.5 million (PwC, 2021).
  • By the end of 2021, a total of 3.4 million cybersecurity jobs will be vacant. (Cyber Crime Magazine, 2019)
  • From 2011 to 2019, the unemployment rate in the cybersecurity industry has been zero. (Cyber Crime Magazine, 2019)
  • 51% of executives worldwide are planning to add full-time positions for cybersecurity professionals over the next year (PwC, 2021).
  • 70% of cybersecurity professionals assert that their company is negatively affected by the shortage in cybersecurity skills (CSO, 2020).
  • A mere 7% of organizations did the necessary steps to address the cybersecurity skills shortage (CSO, 2020).
  • 45% of cybersecurity professionals even claim that their organization worsened in regard to its stance on the shortage of cybersecurity skills (CSO, 2020).
  • The top cybersecurity roles global companies want to fill are cloud solutions (43%), security intelligence (40%), data analysis (37%), data management (36%), and specific technology specializations (33%) (PwC, 2021).
  • Cloud security skills are the most lucrative competency to have, netting a salary boost of $15,008 (Forbes, 2020).
  • The Asia-Pacific Region has around 2 million cybersecurity jobs to fill (eSecurity Planet, 2020).
  • Meanwhile, in Europe, there are around 400,000 cybersecurity jobs available (eSecurity Planet, 2020).

 

Cyber Security Boot Camp

Are you a Veteran, Transitioning Service Member, National Guard, Army Reservist, or Family Member?

  • If so the opportunity is now to take advantage of a career that has over 521,000 vacancies within the United States according to (Cyberseek, 2021)
  • The cybersecurity industry has a 0% unemployment rate (SecurityIntelligence, 2020).
  • Information security analysts have a job growth rate of 31% through 2029 in the US, much faster than the national average of 4% (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).
  • The median pay of cybersecurity analysts in the US is $99,730 annually or $47.95 per hour, much higher than the national average (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Join in the Next Trillion Dollar Industry Cyber-security  

An industry forecast indicates that global IT security spending in 2020 will surpass $1 trillion. The expenditure will be driven by companies’ quest to secure their IT resources. According to cybersecurity experts, 2019 is the advent of the golden age of security services.

Cybercrime isn’t going away anytime soon. By all accounts, it’s expected to grow more in number, reach, and sophistication in the years to come, with some help from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s great if your business has an effective cybersecurity system. To ensure fool-proof protection, an organization should have a culture of safety and cybersecurity excellence. Here are some of the essential takeaways from this selection of this year’s cybersecurity statistics:

  • The global cybersecurity market will continue to experience substantial growth.
  • The new preferred venue of criminals worldwide is the Internet.
  • Cybercrime costs and damages are higher than those of natural calamities.
  • Every technological innovation tends to open new opportunities for cybercriminals.
  • Cybersecurity jobs will increase.
  • Ransomware has become the hacking method of choice among cybercriminals.
  • Hospitals are more vulnerable to cybercrime compared to other businesses.
  • Cryptojacking is stifling the growth of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.