Pros And Cons Of Cyber Security Of Communication Systems

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The cyber security of communications systems is the vulnerability of our communications to information welfare. Communications systems are a critical component of our national security and emergency preparedness resources. Information exchange through voice data, video, and internet connectivity are the major supporting factors and constitute an important part of the overall national critical infrastructure. There are many different jobs within this field that require a broad range of knowledge, skills and abilities. As a college student, when looking for pathways or different programs into cyber security make sure to research and pick your focus, then you can become an expert in that area. Cyber security positions are in high demand,…show more content…
At CNM they offer two certificate programs CISCO and cybersecurity, yes it is fun, but where will that get you? It will get you the minimum requirements to have a desk job. If you want to program computers, catch the bad guys, design websites, etc. this is a helpful pathway. At CNM they have eight degrees you can choose from, pick one and research it to make sure you will like it. If you are wanting to go into cybersecurity start with AAS in web technologies, this will help you to transfer into Anderson’s School of Management mba at UNM where they offer four year degrees in cyber security. AAWDC – pathways to cybersecurity offers online programs that are very helpful and will guide you through what you have to do and how to sign up for their program. The demand in cyber security is high right now because there is a shortage of candidates. A big part of all the attacks and why we are number one in cyberattacks is because the people going in have minimal requirements and are being elevated to management positions sooner than they might merit based on demand alone. With a high degree you can gain more experience and are eligible for greater opportunities in this career field. Not only that but you will contribute more in helping prevent cyberattacks than those that got the minimal…show more content…
Why is there a shortage in security skill? A major factor putting pressure on the availability of IT security professionals is the rapid development of IT itself. This makes it harder to find the hands on workers because they don’t know everything and are not experienced enough. A major issue we have is not having experience or enough education and this is where the disruptions and the lapses are, within the people because they are put into a position that they don’t know how to do or can’t handle it. President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The month of October is designed to engage and educate the public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. There is a calendar for National Cyber Security Awareness month filled with dates and what they will go over like the fifth through the ninth highlights the common threats businesses and employees are exposed to and provides resources for businesses and employees to stay safer online and enhance their existing security plans. One to keep in mind is the twelfth through the sixteenth because it emphasizes the importance of protecting ourselves when connecting to the internet while on the
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