Why Learn Cybersecurity? (entry level)

Cybersecurity isn’t just for those working in an office or tech company, we are connected to devices in every aspect of our life – from work, personal time and family life. We would define cybersecurity as the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyberthreats

Data is valuable. With so much sensitive information online, companies and you in your own life need to take cybersecurity seriously. Understanding concepts of encryption and secure messages to knowing what to look out for in a form of phishing attack could help you from anyone trying to access your personal information and devices. 

The first thing you need to tackle when it comes to cybersecurity is the basics of IT systems and networks, for example, the different types of networks available and their protocols. Once you are familiar with the fundamentals you can delve into the basics of networking traffic, security, and communication principles. Don’t worry if this sounds too complex, we break this down; BRITEthink also offers entry level cybersecurity courses which sit within our Digital Skills Bootcamps.

For some, learning the basics is all they need to protect themselves and their loved ones, and this is fine. For others there are great opportunities for anyone starting a career in cybersecurity: Salaries in cyber security have a greater growth potential than 90% other industries. For senior security professionals, earnings can surpass the average median by a vast amount. There is also a wide range of roles from analyst to asset management and cybersecurity management.