This is a great post at just the right time Dinah. The gap between the number of vacant cyber security positions and those able to fill it is growing each year. Proof of this can be found in the Indeed Spotlight: The Global Cybersecurity Skills Gap January 2017. There are more than a few reasons to look at getting into the cyber security industry including:
Job Security: According to the 2015 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, there will be 1.5 million unfilled jobs in cybersecurity by the year 2020. Enough said…
Companies Want Women in Cyber Security to Help Diversify Their Workforce: A diverse workforce drives innovation because it brings together divergent opinions that arrive at solutions for tough problems.
High Pay: The shortage in cyber security talent is driving up salaries and will continue to do so.
Lastly, working in the cyber security field provides an opportunity to make a difference at a personal and company level especially as the world enters the Internet of Things.