May 25, 2022

Introduction to Cybersecurity Careers

Cybersecurity Career Pathway

There are many opportunities for workers to start and advance their careers within cybersecurity. This interactive career pathway shows key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role.

Internships

Find the right internship for you.

Cisco internships

Cisco interns and new-grads gain relevant experience to inspire innovation and grow their careers.

Cybersecurity Internships in the US on Indeed

CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech

Highly skilled tech talent is needed to accelerate growth in every industry. It’s critical that the tech talent pool better reflects the growing diversity of today’s workforce. CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech allow businesses to diversify their tech teams, which benefits both employers and employees alike. Registered apprenticeships for tech also offer businesses the opportunity to upskill and reskill workers, while connecting people to promising careers in IT.

CyberUp - LevelUp Apprenticeships

By working with employers to identify entry-level opportunities, CyberUp helps those who are new to the cybersecurity industry get real-world experience while also getting paid.

The Cybersecurity Workforce Training Guide

Released August 2021, the Cybersecurity Workforce Training Guide is for current and future federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) staff looking to expand their cybersecurity skills and career options. This Guide helps professionals develop a training plan based on their current skill level and desired career opportunities. With over 100 training resources and certification prep courses, CISA’s new Guide can help cybersecurity professionals of all levels stay current and advance their careers.

The Guide is downloadable, interactive, and meant to work in tandem with the Cyber Career Pathways Tool. For additional cybersecurity training resources, please visit the CISA Cybersecurity Training and Exercises page.

Download the Guide today to start planning your next career move!

Job Boards

  • Indeed
  • Search for Cybersecurity and your location.

  • ICMCP - International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Achieving the consistent representation of women and minorities in cybersecurity through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion and retention – one person at a time.

  • ISSA Career Center
  • MITRE
  • US Government Cybersecurity Careers
  • In Sections 1 and 2, you can skim through general job advice. In Sections 3-5, you’ll find detailed info on each agency or military branch, links to Glassdoor reviews and the official/unofficial line on cybersecurity careers.

  • WISP Job Board
  • WISP – Women in Security and Privacy's job board is available for members seeking open positions in security or privacy.

  • WiCyS - Women in CyberSecurity Career Fair
  • Black Cybersecurity Association

    Their mission is to inspire, engage, and empower African Americans to reach their full potential and to become leaders in the world that will positively impact their communities.

    The BCA provides mentorship, professional development and leadership development opportunities for over 2,000 members.

    Cybersecurity Mentoring Hub

    The Cybersecurity industry is constantly evolving hence the need for cyber experts will always be on the rise. However, because the Cybersecurity domains are vast, it can be challenging for many to find their niche in this industry. Using this blog site, I hope to connect with others, while helping individuals navigate their career in cybersecurity by sharing resources, mentoring, networking, training and answer any questions you may have. 

    Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Training and Mentorship Program

    The Evidence-Based Cybersecurity (EBCS) Research Group at Georgia State University has been awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop an innovative research and internship program. The Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Training and Mentorship Program for Students will teach students advanced cybersecurity research skills and match them with cybersecurity practitioners with whom they will test tools to improve organizations’ security.

    Thirty students from across the Southeast will be recruited for the program.  Student selection will be based on their GPAs, professor recommendations, experience and previous coursework in Computer Sciences, and strong interest and curiosity about cybersecurity research.  Students will participate in 2 months long summer workshops at Georgia State University, while interning with cybersecurity teams in Atlanta-based companies and law enforcement agencies.

    Infosecgirls - India

    Infosecgirls is a community for women passionate about information security. We want to inspire curiosity among women in technology about the realities of information security.

    They have diverse range of mentors who will guide you through the following aspects of security:

    • Career Counselling
    • Resume Assessment
    • Shifting Career to Cyber Security
    • Cracking Jobs in Security

    SHe CISO Exec.

    SHe CISO Exec. is designed with a vision to be a sustainable global training and mentoring platform in information security and leadership. The program will create a talent pool of female cybersecurity leaders.

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