The Deal with web/cyber security going forward
Spying, cyber-attacks, data-leaks, and security breaches will only become more infamous. And where there’s an under-staffed (in many cases), fast-moving environment that creates a threat to nationally security, there’s also opportunities for those who have a strong passion for theorizing and creating solutions for such problems.
What I am saying is, as the high-tech age is becoming more and more advanced and more and more accessible for individuals across the globe; there is a natural need to protect the valuable information that is being stored and the tools that utilizes technology for important interactions and functions. If you are interested in having a STEM career, a career as a security professional may be suiting. There are several ways to enter the security realm. Namely, you can audit, implement, or be a ‘white’ hat. White Hat is a ‘good’ hacker that is responsible for using their skills and knowledge-base to attempt to breach systems. In addition to the many realms, there are several specialization areas you can position yourself within, such as, Desktop, Smartphone/Tablets, Web, or Network Security.
With that said, there are a few Certifications to help prepare you for a career as an I.T. Security Specialist, in addition many community colleges and universities offer this as a series of courses or degree program.
Certified Information Systems Auditor – CISA
Certified Ethical Hacker – CEH
Offensive Security Certified Professional – OSCP
Certified Information Systems Security Professional – CISSP