Information Security and Assurance Career Prospects

The field of Information Security and Assurance is booming and is also one of the most highly paying in ICT. However, despite this, there is still a huge difference between the rate at which skilled graduates are being produced and the need (in both local and international industry) for experts with cybersecurity skills. Some of the job prospects include:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO);
  • Ethical Hacker;
  • Malware Analyst;
  • Forensics Analyst/Investigator;
  • IT Auditor;
  • Information Systems Security Director;
  • Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) leader;
  • Data Recovery Specialist;
  • Cybersecurity Consultant.

 

 

 

 

 

“The demand for the (cybersecurity) workforce is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million,” – Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec