The world grows more connected every day. As such the need for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow. There are many paths and many pitfalls associated with the pursuit of a cybersecurity career. However, CyberSmartNV wants to help by providing a one stop shop for you to start your job search and hopefully find the career you are dreaming of.
One of the primary roadblocks to handling cyber-crime is a severe lack of qualified and skilled cybersecurity professionals. Although cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields, it is not attracting enough talent to fill current positions, let alone enough to overcome the future need. Cybersecurity Ventures estimates there will be 3.5+ million cybersecurity job opening by 2021.
There are resources and information here at CyberSmartNV for those brand new to cybersecurity, to those who may already be in an information technology career or job, and now want to move into cybersecurity. In addition to those in a cyber related career field, there are also resources for those currently working in another specialty who may be seeking a new challenge. Lastly, there are resources to help job seekers determine if a potential employment opportunity is applicable to their skill set.
Cybercrime currently overshadows the abilities of the worlds employed cybersecurity workforce. The cybersecurity industry needs more people and will continue to need more as the exciting future of cyber connectivity lures more cybercriminals to carry out crimes. Not every Nevadan has the skills to get a career in cybersecurity; however, you do have those skills and all Nevada communities will benefit from having you on the job.
Thank you for being a part of making Nevada Cyber Smart and good luck in your job hunt.
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