Building a Career in Cybersecurity
QED National’s robust Cybersecurity practice leverages recognized expertise, a growing technical team, and valuable industry insight. Ensuring trends in the industry are well communicated is crucial to our team members and, most importantly, our customers.
Cybersecurity is proving to be among the most in-demand career fields of recent times. In fact, Information Security analyst is the number-one job of 2022, according to US News 100 Best Jobs rankings. Furthermore, as society’s reliance on technology for business and services continue to grow, and cybersecurity becomes more specialized, roles within the cyber industry will steadily rise.
Increased Demand for Cybersecurity Consultants
Employment of Cybersecurity consultants is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last year alone, the global Cybersecurity workforce increased by 700,000 new hires, yet the gap in talent needed to protect critical infrastructure and assets remains significant.
“There will always be a need for qualified cybersecurity professionals, regardless of economic conditions,” says QED National President Colleen Molter, “The need is currently larger than ever, with no signs of slowing down. This can be a great opportunity for those interested in a flourishing career field.”
Identifying the right Cybersecurity professionals for your business – regardless of industry or vertical – has never been more important. Consultants seeking to enter the cyber field should consider training and certification programs to develop needed skills and experience, increasing your chances of being considered and hired for available positions.
Cybersecurity and Job Satisfaction
Now is an ideal time to explore a career in Cybersecurity and, equally important, find the best fit for your skillset. Many organizations, including enterprises and consulting firms such as QED National, are consistently seeking experts with experience assessing and mitigating cybersecurity risks for applications, networks and systems within IT and OT.
Hiring interests and career paths also are shifting. In fact, according to a recent Cybersecurity Workforce Study of nearly 5,000 cybersecurity professionals working with small, medium and large organizations globally provides insights into not only the demand for cybersecurity professionals, but the ever-increasing job satisfaction rates:
“Cybersecurity is anything but stable or predictable. Perhaps partly because of its very dynamism and the challenges it presents, many successful cybersecurity professionals overwhelmingly report happiness with their jobs. In fact, those currently in cybersecurity roles have consistently expressed very high levels of job satisfaction over the last four years, and they reported sharply higher satisfaction in the last two. For 2021, this includes the highest satisfaction figures ever reported. 77% of respondents reported they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their jobs—significantly higher than the 66% reporting this level of satisfaction in 2019.”
QED National’s desire to ensure its team members are involved in satisfying work is part of the reason the firm has been successful not only as a Cybersecurity expert, but holistically as an IT consulting firm.
Join our Team of Cybersecurity Consultants
QED National has a deep understanding of the Cybersecurity threat landscape, and is committed to working with customers to help them build effective Cybersecurity / Information Security capabilities. QED National uses industry standards, best practices and world class technologies to help customers address their specific cybersecurity risks and needs.
Equally important, QED National always seeks the best and the brightest IT talent in the market. The firm also has job openings to explore, and if you are interested in learning more about open positions in cybersecurity, please visit our job board.