An Introduction to Cybersecurity Careers

Developed for grades K-12, this module explains the cybersecurity skills shortage and encourages students to pursue a career in this growing field. It tackles industry stigmas and stereotypes head-on by outlining what cybersecurity professionals do, and the wide-variety of roles they can fill.

The module also includes tips to help students prepare for a career in the field, including taking online courses, finding a mentor and participating in competitions like the Global Cyber Olympics.

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50 Comments

  1. Dr. Cool on July 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    This is unintentionally the funniest video I have seen on youtube in a while.

  2. NateDoggo on July 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I’m 13 and I’ve been invested in Cybersecurity for a while and I’m pretty sure it will be my main career path but i can also do web development on the side this video was really helpful! Thanks!

  3. Michal Mikuláši on July 7, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    this is stupid. the worst thing is, it seems reasonable and plausible

  4. bamboleyo on July 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    this LIVE INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT is interrupted by a male voice talking something about Iphones in space or smthn.. very distracting, almost audible voice but just loud enough to be heard in the background. Otherwise – catchy music, keep posting!!!

  5. nIrUbU01 on July 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    ok 3 out of 5 of those are bullshit. A graphic designer? A fucking "SOCIAL MEDIA CoNsulTaNT"?! lmao. That has nothing to do with Cybersecurity. You could use this kind of argumentation to literally interpret EVERY possible job as being about Cybersecurity.

    Edit: Imagine your job description being: "I was on tumblr before anyone else, I know whats trending before its even trending!" – What a joke hahahaha

  6. Prasant Kumar on July 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Why this women wearing burkha when women in iran sacrificing their life to feel wind in their hair.

  7. Ill BoB on July 7, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    ethical hacker is a narc

  8. momchil hristov on July 7, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    So i have 1 more year before finishing school and kinda dont know what to do with my life… I dont know shit about cs but seems interesting and something that is the future in it. But im really bad at maths 🙁 so i guess im out

  9. Mohamed - I Love Sri Lanka on July 7, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    My Self Mac.

    Im 26Years Old now.
    working as a image editor in a IT firm.
    Very bore and stucked by Finanical at the moment. I took 200,000Lakhs of loan to my mothers cancer operation in my working place. They deducting every month. but now my mother also not there, she passed away. And No Money to Start a own business or to follow a Course.
    But i would like to go through in IT field.

    I dont have any basic Knowledge on Programming also.
    If i go through youtube to be a Programmer
    Am i late to start now?

    It is possible to be a professional Programmer or ethical hackrer if i see tutorials on youtube?

    please I need a serious reply and Advice.
    amrimurzi@gmail.com

  10. Thuto Young Fizz on July 7, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Tell Ecorp I said "Hi"

  11. Tiffany Arianne on July 7, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Why would a parent know what online courses are legit? They can’t even work Facebook!

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  13. Joanna Hernandez on July 7, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    If I’m not technology savvy is it worth going into the field ? Any opinions

  14. Antonio Sampedro Martinez on July 7, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    3:36 Hacker ≠ Cybercriminal

  15. kris lake on July 7, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I feel attacked @3:15 …I was on tumblr before anyone else 😡

  16. jay McAulay on July 7, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    You don’t need to go to college or uni for any of IT stuff people just talk crap everyday cool college can help with concepts but Certifications help with both concepts and hands on its easier. College doesnt even teach you everything not even A-Z all they do is teach u in parts of small to advance things and its all mixed so theres no point certs are better. Get into Networking start small then go to network security and then when your a pro in network security get into cyber security

  17. Zeina Adi on July 7, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I love the thumbnail!

  18. Noraa Noa on July 7, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I’m still pursuing my studies in Computing and will be going for cyber security next! 🙌

  19. Yobs GTS on July 7, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    As a security tip, I think that one of the ways to prevent our information from being captured by a hacker is to use firewall devices with IDS and IPS that are easy to install since we are not all security experts, most of the homes I am unprotected and I use Firewalla it works very well for me. attached the link:  https://amzn.to/2XlpgGr

  20. Mahendra Baahubali on July 7, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    4:15 "always check with your parents…" I’m in my 30s but ok.

  21. jake Davitt on July 7, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    "Most hackers dont know much about computers"😂😂

  22. bibi gabuyo on July 7, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    The sad thing is… despite the shortage of Cyber Sec professionals.. someone aspiring to shift to this career just literally need to go thru a needle’s eye before given a chance by companies nowadays.. that and the stupid covid ongoing.. so there.. unless you have OSCP you aint got a shot… sad life..

  23. a c on July 7, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    By the way, the network Admin do not wear hijab.

    Here is the RIGHT hijab👇🏽
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/6991

  24. wipeee on July 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Does anybody know about some Camps? (the camps which he mentioned, which teach you, for example, about ethical hacking )

  25. Mahendra Baahubali on July 7, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    "I’m a 28 yrs old man, I think I can eat a chicken sandwich if I want! "

  26. O'lorcain on July 7, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    They are describing script kiddies not hackers then if they don’t understand alot about computers and just use scripts and programs made by someone else.

  27. riseuplight on July 7, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I’m 35 with an MBA. Can I transition into this career now?

  28. Vinnie Clarke on July 7, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    That’s how mafia works

  29. Shama Patel on July 7, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I have learned cybersecurity through testing, fixing issues, & continuous monitoring of my client accounts for threats. I also do deep dive research, test websites for security issues, & monitor social media accounts. If anyone is interested in learning, I will be happy to help you. I also provide consulting services to businesses to help secure their data & educational training of security practices.

  30. FlicksCode on July 7, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    how in the fuck can you believe we went to the moon. research nasa bloopers, nasa exposed, nasa caught on tape.

  31. Erik on July 7, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    The US went to space, not America lol

  32. KWRER on July 7, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Why Cyber Insurance Is Worth The Investment , Read more on Global Banking & Finance Review. https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/why-cyber-insurance-is-worth-the-investment/ #cybersecurity #investment

  33. Peoplebutter on July 7, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    great vid i learned

  34. Life Game on July 7, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    If youre 18 yrs old you already have 12 yrs of computer experience but double check with your parents.

  35. Charles Lehigh on July 7, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Most hackers don’t know how computers work, they just grab a script and make a mess?

  36. Fatima Chevelle Middleton on July 7, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    .Woo verse choo.

  37. A 1 on July 7, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    I worked in IT for close to 20 years. IT is boring as hell and I got sick of working with toxic personality teck geek weirdos. Also, don’t forget to stay forever 25 years old. Fuck the tech biz.

  38. THE CIA on July 7, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Question: with the advancement of technology do you think cyber security can be a more money making job?

  39. weird stonk on July 7, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I’m going to study cyber security at university when I finish secondary school

  40. PetrolHeadNyx on July 7, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    No mention of Digital Forensics?

  41. Troy Wilson on July 7, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Graphic Designer 🤣🤣

  42. Justin Jerkoff on July 7, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    So Adam is a narc in other words.

  43. The WorldSphere Corporation on July 7, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Great!

  44. Karelin Ramos * on July 7, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I want to be an Ethical Hacker.

  45. James Anderson on July 7, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Recommend Maskoffweb.com for the successful transfers hack added to my bitcoin wallet just now it awesome

  46. Syed Bilal on July 7, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    i have just completed my bachelors in IT but i dont have any real skills , i have basic code knowledge not high level since i was in clg and iam interested in cyber security. i need somone is in the field already to talk . is it recommendable? how long before we can get a job ? certifications too high? what is th skill cap?

  47. Aaron Spain on July 7, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    There is no "Skills shortage", only a shortage of employers willing to allow existing employees to build their skills in their current job so that they can take on board the InfoSec responsibilities. You want a pentester for your network with an OSCP certification, but all you have is a team of network engineers with CCNP and desktop support MCP/MCSE technicians? Why not offer them the chance to get that OSCP certification and study whilst working for you? Afraid they’ll leave after gaining the certifications? Maybe you should offer them a better package than your competitors, BEFORE they leave.

  48. test account on July 7, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    What about pursuing a masters program in cybersecurity which is only about writing reports and essays?

  49. Evol Spell on July 7, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I just published 3.5 million reasons why you should learn Cyber Security https://t.co/GuRsMh9TTS

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