In today’s technology-centric world, the word “cybercrime” has become a household term. With more and more of our lives taking place online, criminals are finding ways to prey on the new vulnerabilities that follow technological progress. In this ever-changing landscape, society is in grave need of a skilled and adaptable cybersecurity force. So how do we ensure that individuals, businesses and other organizations who depend on a safe internet are protected?
The answer, it appears, is education–specifically, at a secondary level. According to this article from Identity Theft Resource Center online, more and more colleges and universities are offering degrees in cybersecurity. Programs cater to students with an array of interests and backgrounds, from forensics to business accounting. Because it is a relatively new discipline, students have a great deal of freedom to pursue the areas that interest them. And due to an ever-changing landscape where criminals adapt to new security measures as rapidly as they are implemented, the field is always evolving and exciting.
Here’s to the cybersecurity professionals of tomorrow!