Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry that spans the government, business, law, engineering, and tech sectors. If you’re interested in the intersection of intelligence, security, and science, we encourage you to explore cybersecurity opportunities!
But where to start? Luckily there are many opportunities out there to learn about the field and pursue opportunities to help launch your career in cybersecurity.
First, connect with alums working across cybersecurity fields. You can make connections with them on Eagle Exchange:
- Mike Van Kradenburgh ‘99, Cybersecurity Engineer at MITRE
- Lindsay Coleman ‘19, Cybersecurity Consultant, Ernst & Young
- Paul David Bernardin ‘96, Cybersecurity Solutions Architect, Cyberbit
- Stephen Sztuk ‘02, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst, FBI
- Thomas Shola M.S. ‘18, Cyber Risk and Security, Manulife
- Julian Velaszquez ‘12, Cybersecurity Policy Analyst, Blueprint Consulting
…and many more!
Second, check out some resources and articles to help you learn more about the field:
- Cybersecurity Guide: Cybersecurity Guide was created to help prospective students and early career professionals navigate this rapidly growing field and find the opportunities that best fit their educational and career goals. This guide contains an overview of cybersecurity degrees and certifications, career pathways, and a series of deep-dive informational resources.
- 4 Cybersecurity Career Paths and How to Explore Them: Familiarize yourself with the different cybersecurity career options and the recommended training for each.
- Day in the Life of a Cybersecurity Specialist: Get a sense of what a normal day for a cybersecurity specialist looks like!
Finally, explore opportunities to pursue if you’re interested in a career in cybersecurity:
- Cybersecurity Talent Initiative: The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is an opportunity for students interested in cybersecurity to gain public and private sector work experience and even receive up to $75,000 in student loan assistance. Students across the U.S. with backgrounds in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data analytics, and cybersecurity are ideal fits for the program. Applications open in August.
- Cybersecurity Workforce Training Guide: Released August 2021, the Cybersecurity Workforce Training Guide is for people 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, this guide can help cybersecurity professionals of all levels stay current and advance their careers.
- Boston College’s M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance: Offered through the Woods College of Advancing Studies, this graduate degree is led by top cybersecurity experts who are building a safer future right now. With an emphasis on leadership, critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication skills, our program will prepare you to meet and respond to the urgent challenges of today’s cyber ecosystem.
To get started and to discuss your interests further, schedule an appointment with a career coach! We look forward to working with you.