Why Cyber Security
Cyber-Security is one of the most in demand career opportunities today. The need for workers in CyberSecurity is huge. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 job openings nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 open positions, but the supply of qualified workers is very low. This makes Cyber-Security a great choice for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of potential to advance. Virtually every day there is news about hacking and attacks. The demand is always increasing for businesses, the armed forces and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
This is what you need to Succeed
What is the DOD 8570 chart and what significance does it have on your career? Many jobs have a government requirement: If you are in a position where you could have access to sensitive government information, then you must have at a minimum of one of the certifications shown for that role (see chart). Even employers who never do business with the government are now often requiring these in similar roles.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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