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    Consider a Cybersecurity Career at Marco

    By: Mike Burgard
    October 18, 2021

    Cyber risk is constantly evolving and at an increasingly rapid rate. The current threat landscapeespecially in the wake of incidents like Colonial Pipeline, JBS and Kaseyahave impacted cyber insurance and data security. 

    It’s no surprise, then, that cybersecurity is one of the hottest job markets today, with new threats and challenges emerging each day. And with that, there is a large push by business and higher education sectors to attract individuals toward a related degree and career.

    marconet.comcareersMarco is a high-performing technology company with a track record of creating rewarding careers. Whether you’re a recent graduate ready for an exciting opportunity, or a seasoned professional eager to elevate your skills with an industry leader, then you’ve come to the right spot.

    Marco's fun, flexible and family friendly workplace has earned us a generous list of awards. Marco has consistently been named as a top workplace at the local, state and national level.

    If you’re interested in joining this exciting new workforce, here are a few reasons why pursuing a degree and career in security might be right for you.

    Investing in an Education pays off

    Due to the shortage of cybersecurity talent in the workforce, businesses and educational institutions are constantly rolling out new avenues by which to make cybersecurity careers more affordable. For example, new grants and scholarships are becoming available for people interested in cybersecurity careers, while some businesses offer other perks. This means that a degree in cybersecurity may be much more affordable than you originally thought.

    There also is a growing selection of highly tailored cybersecurity graduate programs that can further academic knowledge in cybersecurity. For example, graduate degrees ranging from applied cryptography to network vulnerability and detection are now being offered through colleges and universities nationwide.

    Room for professional growth

    A solid education, as well as experience and certification are necessary to finding a job. Because even though there's a demand for professionals in this field, entry-level cybersecurity jobs often require a bachelor's or master's degree and usually experience in the industry.

    One thing we see with many people new to cybersecurity is that once someone obtains a degree or a certification, they might expect to go from novice to expert overnight. That’s not the case, though. For cybersecurity jobs, "entry-level" is not synonymous with “non-experienced."

    Having the appropriate education or certification is an important first step, but it’s only one pillar of what makes a great security expert. Cybersecurity does not exist in a vacuum and security professionals must learn how to apply the principle of security to the many facets of an organization. To accomplish this, it’s critical that security professionals have a strong understanding of how a business operates and gain experience with the various technologies a business uses.

    It’s typically expected that security prospects have industry experience prior to moving to a security position. And thanks to an ever-growing set of career tracks, cybersecurity offers a variety of options for professionals to find a position that fits nicely with their interests. 

    Not just a job, it's a career

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for information security analysts will grow by 32 percent by 2028—making it one of the fastest growing job sectors. Cybersecurity Ventures found that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2021. This means that cybersecurity professionals are among the most in-demand around the world and will be for years to come.

    However, don’t just look for a job when you could have a career. You want to love what you do, feel respected, trusted to do the work, and be rewarded for giving it your all. You can find this at Marco because Marco is a place where careers are born—or grow. At Marco, our employees are important to us. So, we make it our priority to hire the best and brightest and then invest in their skills.

    Were Hiring GraphicBefore you dig into Marco’s open positions, visit our Careers webpage to learn what makes Marco stand out and understand why employees want to work here.

    Let’s put your skills and passion to work. Take a look at Marco’s diversified career opportunities, read about our unique corporate culture and review our list of employee benefits that are among the best around. Then, apply. You won’t regret it.

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    Topics: Hiring, Education, Security, Technology, Training, #BeCyberSmart, Cybersecurity, Career