Cyber Security and Cyber Careers
Cracking cyber security problems is the ultimate challenge…and also great job opportunity
Are you really good at computer games and tech puzzles, enjoy spending your time figuring out codes and hacks - like a challenge, right?
Well those are skills that businesses and governments need to help protect their customers and citizens from the people who use technology to commit crime. UK companies have to defend against hundreds of thousands of cyber attacks every day, and it is not just business that’s under threat from cyber crime. It could be someone you know who gets scammed or hacked!
Faced with threats like computer hacking, malware and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, employers are looking for experts who can protect their IT systems from cyber criminals – someone like you.
Because the threats are constantly changing, you will always be learning and developing new skills and facing new challenges. There’s nothing dull or repetitive about a career in cyber security. Also if you’ve thought about working in sport or fashion, media or the public sector, finance or retail, becoming a cyber security expert could be your route into that particular industry/service.
So, does that sound interesting? Why not use your skills to do something good and make a career out of it too? Think about it. We all use and need technology.
Here are some sites that can help you find out more:
Inspired Careers is an interactive careers hub full of information for people looking to enter cyber security straight from education, moving from other industries or simply furthering their careers.
A 3D virtual world where you can play games and competitions, and test and demonstrate your cyber skills against other players and to potential employers, or you can just have fun.
Find out more about careers in computer, digital and technology in our careers library