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November 9, 2020

Cybersecurity is a relatively new field especially in light that the global internet did not come into existence as we know it until the 1980’s. Mobile devices accelerated the use of the internet because it became easy to obtain information “on the move”. With this increased use, came risks to personal, corporate, and government data. Internet-of-Things (IoT) brought new objects into the realm of connectivity with its device-to-device communication. With the growing popularity of IoTs, by 2010 “things” soon outplaced people connected to the internet by a ratio of 1.84. This explosion of internet use also provided vulnerability leading to opportunities for nefarious actors, whether working on their own, in criminal organizations, or with rouge governments.

November 9-14, 2020 is National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week. Check out NITRD's Spotlight on Cybersecurity Careers and see why people in cybersecurity share a passion and a path to an exciting career! Check out the Cyberspace Career Resources: How to be in cybersecurity webpage.

Explore the opportunities for innovation and excitement working in cyber!