Career Opportunities for Cybersecurity

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October is Cybersecurity awareness month. The Department of Homeland Security is currently recruiting new talent in the cybersecurity field to fill their department. This field is on the rise, and there are not nearly enough graduates to fill the open positions. Many different levels of cybersecurity exist based on your skill set, and opportunities are available in the following departments.




Cybersecurity internships are available to college level students. You can expand your knowledge in the field with an internship with the Department of Homeland Security, and stay in school at the same time to earn your degree and receive traditional training. This leads you to a great opportunity to get into the DHS’s Secretary’s Honors Program upon graduating.

The Secretary’s Honor’s Program is for recently graduated students looking to begin their career with the DHS. This position includes various forms of training including on the job training, meeting with a mentor and getting involved in many professional development programs to further skills and continue education after graduation.

Veterans have prospects in the Cyber security field with the DHS too. Any veteran is eligible for 36 months of support for school or vocational studies, including cyber security. The 9/11 bill was established to assist veterans with continuing education, and this gives them a great opportunity to learn more about cyber security.

Already trained in IT? The DHS has more opportunities in the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. This is an online career, focused on overseeing’s our countries cyber activity and preventing cyber-attacks. This center bleeds into many different fields, including law enforcement, private businesses, and different levels of local and state government.

DeVry University in Chicago also has a Cyber Security Programming Degree Specialization designed to prepare students to meet the demand for security skills in the industry.

If you are interested in a career in cyber security, learn more from the US Department of Homeland Security.

Are you looking to put your IT skills to good use in Chicago? Equilibrium is hiring. Apply now.

Author: Karen Boehm

Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc. 

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