Cyber security is an expansive field that crosses elements of security and technology. Most jobs in this field relate to the protection of private data, hardware, software, networks and computer systems from damage or theft, and the maintenance of services.
Over the past few decades, cyber security has evolved into a vast industry and a pillar of the modern economy. Experts in this field set up multiple layers of defense against cyberattacks like phishing, ransomware, malware and others to maintain the private transfer of data between devices and even the functionality of common household items that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
If you're intrigued by this exciting career space, there's good news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics1, the demand for information security analysts is expected to increase, on a national level, by 31% between 2019 and 2029. This growth rate, which is much higher than the average growth rate for any occupation in the industry, could result in as many as 40,900 new jobs.