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Why Cybersecurity?

Why Cybersecurity?


Why Cybersecurity?

By 2020, the cybersecurity market is expected to grow to $170 billion. Career Outlook for Cybersecurity professionals is expected to see job growth of 28 percent between 2016 and 2026 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). An average wage of $99,690 was earned by these specialists as of a 2018 bureau report.

Cybersecurity is rapidly expanding and ever-evolving field with many types of jobs in the private, public, and nonprofit sector including:

  • corporate
  •  banking
  •  healthcare
  •  education
  • entertainment
  • travel
  •  government
  •  law enforcement
  •  intelligence agencies
  •  military

The types of jobs range from management and administration to technical and engineering.  It is an exciting field for people who enjoy learning new things and exploring aspects of technology.

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Cybersecurity Conference

Our college also hosts the Annual Cyber Security and Forensics Conference at our SugarLoaf Campus. This renowned conference is co-sponsored by the Chestnut Hill College HTCIA Student Chapter and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association.

Our conference centers on investigations, apprehensions and methodologies associated with the newest breed of high tech criminals.

The conference is also a gathering place for members from the Philadelphia Women and Cyber Security group. Women make up only %11 of the cybersecurity workforce and with such low representation, the Philadelphia Women Cyber Security group advocates for and assists women as they navigate through the cybersecurity industry.