“Knock! Knock! You have received an e-mail.”
Probably, out of curiosity people click opened the mail and Bam! The next thing they knew was they were locked out of their computer. The PC won’t work until they pay a ransom to the hackers.
Does this news ring any bells? Yes. It’s the latest WannaCry Ransomware Attack. “India was recorded to be the third nation hit by this cyber attack with over 40,000 computers affected.”
If you search, you will find there are bundles of such cyber crimes reported due to lack of cyber security and awareness. The concern is, do we have enough trained resources to fight against this problem?.
As internet usage is the growing necessity in today’s world, so is the need for more cyber security & cyber personnel. The aspirants enrolling in courses like M.Tech in Cyber Security and other certification courses like CEH, CISSP, CISM, GIAC and so forth are about to get real lucky. Career prospects in cyber world are on the brink to offer the highest paying jobs. Let’s have a look at some of the most fascinating ones.
Say Hi! To the Cyber World with These Startling Job Titles
Have you heard of the young engineer who could have traveled the world for free but he didn’t?
Kanishk Sajnani, an engineering student, spotted bugs on different booking portals while practicing his cyber skills. He identified the vulnerability in the ticketing systems and discovered that he could travel across the ocean for free. Instead, he decided to bring it to the carrier’s notice by e-mailing them. Sajnani calls himself an ethical hacker, another name for Penetration Tester.
A legal hacker is required to carry out a penetration test to find security threats in networks, web applications, and systems. Yes! This is a real job and in fact, a high paying one. If you are one of the hidden hackers, this could be your chance to legalize your talent.
If creating in-different passwords has always been your thing, then this career prospect is a shout-out for you.
As a Security Architect, you will be in charge for scrutinizing security threats and suggesting solutions to protect information and data. A major part of your work involves keeping hackers and invaders out. Besides, your responsibilities may also include participating in the development of security hardware and software, design security models and install VPNs, firewalls, and others.
Lead Software Security Engineer
Leading a team of novice security engineers and training them will be one part of your job.
Apart from this, you will also be responsible for designing programs that embed security into every part of the development process. You will also be required to maintain standards, development policies, and procedures.
This high responsibility job may seem tough, but once you get the track of it, you will enjoy every bit it.
Information Security Analyst
Consider yourself working in secret service agencies like RAW, Narcotics Control Bureau, Defence Intelligence Agency, Central Bureau of Investigation and others to protect sensitive information that could harm the economy. Doesn’t it give you goosebumps?
Well, this job position is all about the thriller. It also unlocks doors for the Military Sector and other Indian civil services. The job role of an Information Security Analyst is to create cyber security plans and implement strategies for preventing attacks. Moreover, analysts are also required to stay a step ahead of cyber-attackers to fail their mission.
Did you notice, this is not all? There are certain job roles that are still undiscovered. With cyber crime increasing at an alarming rate and shortage of qualified cyber-security talent, the job opportunities in this field are outshining.
Even government agencies are trying to fill their openings. The only thing left to do is to take your step forward. So, what are you waiting for?