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Cyber crime is one of the biggest threats to the United States’ national security. As the number of large-scale data breaches and cyber attacks continue to rise year after year, there is an increasing need for dedicated cyber professionals to protect our nation, businesses, and individuals from cyber threats.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and DHS is bringing attention to the need for properly trained cybersecurity professionals capable of securing internet systems.
Are you or someone you know interested in a career in cyber? Cybersecurity employers are looking for individuals who:
- enjoy figuring out how things work, which can be as simple as taking apart toys and electronics;
- enjoy looking at a problem from new angles and finding a unique solution; and
- are enthusiastic and can adapt to evolving subject matter
You can learn more about cybersecurity careers at DHS on this DHS.gov web page. For more information on cybersecurity studies, training, and workforce development visit www.niccs.us-cert.gov.
DHS is doing its part to make the internet safer for everyone by participating in NCSAM. Learn more about NCSAM 2017 and how you can be cyber safe at https://www.dhs.gov/ncsam
To receive cybersecurity tips year round, visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect and become a Friend of the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign.