Cyber-Security is one of the best career fields today. The need for workers in CyberSecurity is soaring. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 job openings nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 job openings, but the amount of qualified workers is very low. This makes Cyber-Security a perfect pick for anyone looking into get into a career with lots of potential to move up the ladder. Virtually every day there is news about hacking and cyber attacks. The need is soaring for companies, the military and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
This is what employers are looking for
What is the DOD 8570 chart and why does it matter in your Cyber-Security career? Many jobs have a government rule they have to follow: If you are in a position where you could have access to sensitive government data, then you must have at least one of the certifications listed for that role (see chart). Even employers who do no business with the government are now often requiring these in similar jobs.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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