COVID-19 is changing how we go about most of the things we do from day to day. Delivery services and curbside pickup are replacing in-house dining. Zoom Video and Google Hangouts are standing in for office conference rooms. And online classes are, virtually overnight, swooping in to take the place of physical classrooms.
The shift toward online learning has been underway for years, of course. But the sudden need to socially distance has given the movement considerable momentum. Institutions of all types are jumping on board and working out how to deliver instruction through these virtual platforms.
The stage is set for an upswing in online learning for adults looking to continue their education – and that especially goes for the cybersecurity field.
If you’re thinking about pursuing a cybersecurity career or advancing your position in the industry, here are a few resources that can help:
- NICE Career Discovery: The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Career Discovery page is fantastic for people just starting out on their journey. In addition to providing a briefing on the cybersecurity industry itself, it also offers resources such as job outlook statistics, career guidance, majors that can help you enter the field, interviews from cybersecurity leaders and so much more.
- NICCS Cybersecurity Resources: The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) has procured a collection of training and career resources, workforce planning materials, and briefings on the major challenges cybersecurity practitioners are working on. While many of these resources are actually aimed toward educators, human resources personnel and recruiters, the information still can be useful to people looking to learn more about cybersecurity and find a job in the field.
- Cyber Security Education: CyberSecurityEducation.org provides a wide look at the various resources available to those looking to advance within the cybersecurity field. It can lead you to professional associations, educational opportunities, financial aid and scholarships, career resources and so much more. It even has a school search that allows you to browse by interest – not just cybersecurity, but programs for IT certification, software app development, even game design.
Lunarline, a full-range cybersecurity solutions firm, also supports those looking to enter the cybersecurity field, as well as professionals looking to take the next step. You can learn more about our Lunarline School of Cybersecurity here, or check out recent job listings here.
And of course, you can always reach out directly to us with questions.