Cybersecurity Certification Advantages and In-Demand Skills

Nowadays, different levels of cybersecurity certification is expected in cybersecurity job postings and career positions. Cybersecurity experts and cybersecurity specialists tend to enroll in cybersecurity courses and be certificated in preparation for the future. 


So, why should we get a cybersecurity certification? There are too many answers, but the most attractive ones are impressive salaries. When we look at cybersecurity jobs, salaries differ a lot but if you are an expert you can earn good money. Let’s look at the cybersecurity jobs and their average salaries.

Bug Bounty Specialist

If you are good enough to find a bug in an organization’s system, you have two choices: either you can hack the system which is not suggested or you can report this to the company. However, why should you report this to the company? Because they pay you well instead of cybersecurity companies if you find important weaknesses in the system because they are getting help from actual cybersecurity experts. The number and importance of bugs you find determine the amount of money you earn. Keep this in mind, there is a 19-year-old Bug Bounty Specialist who earned more than $1,000,000 in Argentina!    


Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

CISO is the senior manager who ensures that the security level of the system is at the highest level in technology and information processing. Since CISO is a cybersecurity expert, they are responsible for the development and implementation of the cybersecurity policy. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications play important roles in these cybersecurity positions. You can check our relevant courses to get certifications to prove that you are adequate and competent in cybersecurity. According to your education, certifications, and the numbers of your experience you can earn between $196.000-$260.000 but CISOs level of average earnings are $223,000 in the United States.


Cybersecurity Engineer

Evaluations and penetration testings, development of secure systems, security technology, and intrusion systems management are the main responsibilities of a Cybersecurity Engineer. There are various job positions for a Cybersecurity Engineer such as; Network Security Engineer, IT security engineer, Information Security Engineer, Information Assurance Engineer. The salary of these cybersecurity jobs varies within the $120,000 to $133,000 range. 

Cybersecurity Analyst

If you are good at problem-solving, are interested in IT, and have an analytical mind, a career in the rapidly growing cybersecurity field might be for you. Cybersecurity analysts help to protect an organization by using a variety of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage cyber threats. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) certifications are of capital importance while applying to the job opportunities. This may include the protection of computers, networks, data, and programs. The average salary of this position in the United States is $70.500 but the salary range is between $64,000 and $77,000.

This list goes on with the other Cybersecurity jobs and different average salaries. If you look at the relationship between certifications of cybersecurity experts and salaries, you can see a mutual increase. Also, there are crucial skills that cybersecurity companies searching for when you apply for a position. How you can assure them you are competent in these areas? The answer is certifications. Certifications indicate that you are eligible for the skill you certificated. Now let’s look at the 5 important and in-demand skills in cybersecurity.

1. Cloud Computing Security

Cloud computing security is a concept that ensures cloud security and it covers practices, controls, cybersecurity technologies, and applications. This concept has been developed to protect the user's private information against internal and external threats. For example, you can check our AWS Security Essentials training to get detailed information about cloud computing and cloud security certification.

2. Risk assessment, analysis, and management

Risk assessment, risk management, and risk analysis are not the same but are related. Risk management contains both risk analysis and assessment. Risk assessment is a concept that helps you identify risks and see the possible threats in your system. On the other hand, risk analysis compares the risks we learned from risk assessment. In this phase, you can measure the cruciality of risks.

3. Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)

Uncertainty is always present in daily life and business life. Unfortunately, this ambiguity in business life can waste much more time and money. Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) minimizes this uncertainty and provides control and awareness training according to risk. You can give an eye to our CompTIA Security+ Training to learn more about GRC.

4. Threat Intelligence 

Threat intelligence is the analysis of data to identify existing and upcoming threats to make provision against them. Cybersecurity analysts, cybersecurity engineers, and other staff will be ready against attacks or other threats with cyber threat intelligence. You can check all cybersecurity certifications from our website.

5. Application Security

Application security aims to make applications as safe as possible. This concept is for the development stage of the application mostly, but there are tools and software for protection after the release. Application security concepts may consist of hardware, software, and minimizing cybersecurity weaknesses.

To sum up, certifications are crucial for your cybersecurity career and they are like a diploma. If you want to prove you are competent in cybersecurity and have these in-demand skills, certification should be a career plan for you. Check out our courses to start the certification process with our expert instructor staff. We will be happy to assist you.


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