Sunday, October 13, 2013

Get a job in IT Security

Via Drudge, the market for Internet security specialists is booming:
Most cyber expertise remains in the private sector where companies are seeing an steep increase in spending on security products and services.

Depending on the cyber threat, a variety of firms are bidding for cyber talent. Google is currently advertising 129 IT security jobs, while defense companies such as Lockheed Martin Corp and BAE Systems are looking to hire in this area.

Anti-virus maker Symantec Corp is also doing good business. "The threat environment is exploding," Chief Executive Steve Bennett told Reuters in an interview in July.

The perception of an increased threat, has also led to explosive demand for the best talent.

The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics says the number of Information Technology security roles in the U.S. will increase by some 22 percent in the decade to 2020, creating 65,700 new jobs. Experts say it is a similar situation globally, with salaries often rising 5-7 percent a year.
Remember, you don't need to get a University degree for this.  You can teach yourself security for small money.  And with the demand going up, even older workers looking to switch fields will have a shot.  The HR drones are less likely to weed out anyone if they can't get the positions filled.

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