#1533800: SANS New2Cyber Summit 2023: Reskilling Edition
The good news for prospective career changers is that the cybersecurity job market shows no sign of slowing down. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for information security workers will grow 35% faster than demand for other types of jobs between now and 2031, and the median annual salary is $102,000. Estimates by analysts and media outlets range from 500,000 to 700,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US alone.
Despite the promising statistics, it can feel overwhelming or even impossible to pivot into a cybersecurity career. There are seven categories and more than 30 areas of specialization, according to the NICE Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. How is a newcomer to the field to narrow down their area of interest? What resources are available to learn about the field and build skills? And how do you convince an employer to take a chance on you if you’re coming from a seemingly unrelated field, without a background or formal training in cybersecurity?
In this one-day Summit, we’ll provide the answers to those questions and more. Topics include:
Understanding the different job roles in cybersecurity and the skills needed for each
How to match your unique traits and strengths with the right job for you
Playing up and conveying transferable skills based on previous work experience
Getting experience in cybersecurity when you have no experience in cybersecurity
Free or low-cost resources available from SANS and from the community
Alphabet soup – what all the degrees and certifications really mean, and whether you really need them
Success stories from cybersecurity pros who made the switch from very different fields
|Feb. 1, 2023, 11:36 p.m.
|Baltimore, MD, March 14, 2023, midnight - March 14, 2023, midnight