02 Oct

  • By Roxanne Palmer
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Looking for an in-demand career with long-term growth potential?

Do you enjoy keeping up with evolving technology trends?

Want a way to help others while still making good money?

Prefer a professional education that doesn’t take four years to make you employable?

Around $50,000 a year starting pay sound good?

Then you might want to consider an industry certification as a cybersecurity technician.

Cybersecurity is becoming one of the most critical and in-demand careers of our time. Ginni Rommetty, IBM Chairman, President and CEO said, “cyber crime…is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world.” (Said Birch, 2015). 

In this technology-centric world, cybersecurity isn’t new, but 2019 is shedding light on its importance. For years, companies that didn’t house banking information or social security numbers felt safe from cyber attacks, but we’re seeing that no one is exempt. Wired magazine tells us that in 2019, a border surveillance company was breached, resulting in stolen photos and license plate numbers. Ransomware attacks on businesses continue and have expanded into healthcare organizations and industrial and manufacturing firms, all while international hackers persist in escalating their efforts around the world. It would, no doubt, be foolish to think that cyber security isn’t going to be of vital importance to our individual futures and that of national security (Newman, 2019).

If that’s not enough, here are just some of the facts (Milkovich, 2019):

·   There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds.

·   43% of cyber attacks target small businesses.

·   The average cost of a data breach in 2020 will exceed $150 million.

·   Over 75% of the healthcare industry has been infected with malware over last year.

·   Approximately $6 trillion is expected to be spent globally on cybersecurity by 2021.

·   More than 77% of organizations do not have a Cyber Security Incident Response plan.

·   Unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide will reach 3.5 million by 2021.

With more than 300,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. unfilled, and postings up 74% over the past five years, maybe it is time for you to make a change and start your training to become a certified cybersecurity technician — and Brighton College can get you there!

Brighton College offers a variety of cybersecurity programs that lead to industry certification and provide employment as systems analysts, network support specialists, network and computer system administrators, and software developers. Cybersecurity training programs include:

  • CompTIA Certificates
    • A+
    • Network+
    • Security+
  • CISCO Certificate
    • CCNET
    • CCNA
    • IINS
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

As a Brighton College student, you’ll receive a national certification testing voucher for each credential earned. You’ll also get lifetime access to courses for ongoing certification renewals, be given support from a success coach to help you navigate the programs and stay engaged toward success, and finally, receive the training and experience of the EmployAbility team to help you realize your career goals by preparing for an interview as you work toward securing the right position.

Don’t delay! When you’re ready to begin your journey toward securing cyberspace, let us know.

Milkovich, D. (2019, September 23). 15 Alarming Cyber Security Facts and Stats. Retrieved from https://www.cybintsolutions.com/cyber-security-facts-stats/

Newman, L. H. (2019, July 5). The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far. Wired. https://www.wired.com/story/biggest-cybersecurity-crises-2019-so-far/

Said Birch, S. (2015, November 26). IBM’s CEO on hackers: “Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world”. Retrieved from https://www.ibm.com/blogs/nordic-msp/ibms-ceo-on-hackers-cyber-crime-is-the-greatest-threat-to-every-company-in-the-world/