Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Careers

Methodist University Cyber Lab

In 2018, ISC2 conducted a research study that assessed the Cybersecurity Workforce.  They estimated the current shortage of information security professionals is almost 3 million globally; According to CyberSeek, an initiative funded by the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE), the United States faced a shortfall of almost 314,000 cybersecurity professionals as of January 2019.  The number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs has grown by more than 50 percent since 2015.  By 2022, the global cybersecurity workforce shortage has been projected to reach upwards of 1.8 million unfilled positions.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics also projects that the employment outlook for Information Security related occupations is expected to grow 28% percent from 2016 to 2026.

The journey for a Methodist University Digital Forensics and Cyber Security graduate can lead to success.  Graduates can move forward and be accepted to prestigious graduate programs or students can find rewarding careers in the following industries:

  • Local, state and federal agencies
  • School and university systems
  • Hospitals and medical research facilities
  • Telecommunications
  • Emergency management
  • Banking and Financial
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Energy, water, nuclear and waste management
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Transportation

Potential career for the graduate of the Digital Forensics and Cyber Security major can include:

  • Cyber Forensics Investigator
  • Security Awareness and Training Analyst
  • Information Security (INFOSEC) Specialist
  • Special Agents with Federal Agencies
  • Vulnerability & Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense Specialist
  • Digital Forensics Technician
  • Network Security Specialists
  • Penetration Tester

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