Selecting a career in the era that we live in now is more challenging than ever before. In this digitized global economy, the IoT (Internet of Things) is no longer at the forefront of our minds; rather, it is the Internet of Everything. Massive data, artificial intelligence, and cross-border data flow are transforming how we conduct business and how we live our lives.
The millions of jobs that will be eliminated by automation and AI will be replaced in part by millions more which are being added because of these technologies. This has left many people wondering: where should I go to avoid losing my job? The answer to that is simple: follow the data. Data is the new frontier for people seeking employment at all stages of their careers. Data scientist, for example, has become a highly sought-after position in recent years. But, where there is data, there is cybercrime, and there needs to be skilled professionals to protect the integrity of said data. Cyberattacks take on many forms and the power of AI has enabled more sophisticated attacks such as autonomous vehicle and drone hackings. As such, countering cyber risk is an all-encompassing effort that involves not only technology, but also people and processes.
Great, but I don’t have a degree in Cybersecurity or any prior experiences in the industry (or any experience at all). How do I get there? I will discuss that at length in the second part of this article.