Vault Career Guide to Cybersecurity

The digital world is a dangerous place. Cybercriminals seek to steal financial information and money; damage or destroy data, or hold it for ransom; destroy reputations; and create other types of havoc.

They are great threats to individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and entire countries—and artificial intelligence has created a new set of challenges for cybersecurity professionals. Cybersecurity is the practice of implementing tools, processes, and technology to protect computer systems, networks, other technology, and data from cyberattacks as well as protecting physical security components connected to the Internet, such as smartphones, RFID keycard door locks, and video surveillance cameras. Cyberattacks have become more frequent, sophisticated, and damaging, causing trillions of dollars in damage globally. As of 2023, the cybersecurity industry employs more than 5.4 million workers were employed in cybersecurity worldwide with nearly 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals in the United States. This challenging and dynamic field offers a vast range of opportunities.

Vault Career Guide to Cybersecurity provides an insider’s perspective on what’s happening in the industry, what it takes to break in, and how to advance your career. Whether your goal is to develop the next Facebook or create a new way for users to share cat photos, this guide will help you master every step of your job search.

Vault Career Guides offer an industry insider’s view of what it takes to land a job in your chosen profession. Each volume provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and expert advice and tips for uncovering job opportunities, networking, preparing your cover letter and resume, interviewing and keeping current on industry news and trends. Interviews and case studies offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of what hiring managers look for in a candidate and how others have succeeded in landing their jobs or advancing their careers. Day in the Life profiles place you in the shoes of an established professional for one day, and an extensive glossary and resource list put all the industry knowledge you need to succeed at your fingertips.

Each Vault Career Guide includes:

The Scoop: Everything you need to know about what your industry does, its history, who works in it and where it’s going.

Getting Hired: Practical information on researching potential employers, networking, interviewing and getting in the door.

On the Job: A look at life on the job and the industry culture.

Talk Like a Pro: A glossary of industry jargon and key terms.

Resources: Associations, organizations, websites and other resources to help you plan and advance your career.

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