School Is in Session: 5 Lessons for Future Cybersecurity Pros – Dark Reading

The number of top universities and colleges across the US offering degrees in cybersecurity is now in the hundreds, and well-known college ranking services track the top programs. However, when those of us whom many consider “old timers” started in this industry, cybersecurity wasn’t an option in higher education. Many of us grew out of the “break it to see how it works mentality” and didn’t even realize we were setting ourselves up for a career in a field that would explode — and shows no sign of slowing down.
New opportunities for learning cybersecurity at some of the world’s top educational institutions are a game changer. But don’t stop there. Here are some additional ways to advance in your career and improve your skills:
With more than 714,000 cybersecurity job openings currently across the US and a significant gap in qualified workers, there’s never been a better time to explore the field and see if it’s a good fit for you. Hopefully, these tips will help you make the most of your educational journey and set you up for success longer term.

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