Why Cyber Security
CyberSecurity is one of the best career fields today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is growing. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 positions that need to be filled across the country. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 openings, but the amount of qualified workers is very low. This makes CyberSecurity a great choice for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of opportunities to move up the ladder. Virtually every day there yet another story about hacking and attacks. The need is soaring for businesses, the military and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
Cyber Security Certifications
Here is what you need to Succeed
What is the DOD 8570 chart and why does it matter in your CyberSecurity career? Many jobs have a government requirement: If you are in a position where you might have access to sensitive government information, then you must have at least one of the certifications listed for that role (see chart). Even companies 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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