A monthly Information Security publication for the WPI community. 

This month's focus is on CAREERS IN CYBERSECURITY. Our thanks to Sue Levine at the Heebner Career Development Center for providing several career resources.

In this issue:

  • Careers in Cybersecurity
  • Self-Paced Training
  • Heebner Career Development Center Resources
  • Learning with Laughter
  • Information Security Journey - Webinar
  • Featured Videos
  • By the Numbers
  • WPI Resources
  • Diversity in Cybersecurity
  • Coming Next Month...

Careers in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity isn't the monolith that movies and TV shows depict it as! There are a wide variety of careers ranging from roles that require strong communication to those that depend upon highly technical skills.

Non-Technical Cybersecurity Jobs

These are samples of cybersecurity jobs that do not require extensive technical skills.

  • Security Awareness and Training
  • Cybersecurity Policy Writer
  • Governance, Risks, and Compliance Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Security Sales Engineer
  • Technical Writer/Content Creator

Key non-technical skills for working in cyber crisis response include communication, leadership, teamwork, situational awareness, problem-solving, and stress management. Delve into job descriptions and needed skills in these articles:

Non-Technical Cybersecurity Roles (Hacktales)Best Non-Technical Cyber Security Jobs in 2023 (Medium)Non-Technical Skills in Cyber Crisis Management (Cyberbit)


Technical Cybersecurity Jobs

If you prefer analyzing the intricacies of machines and systems, you may be interested in these more technical jobs.

  • Information Security Engineer
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Internet of Things Security Specialist
  • Artificial Intelligence Security Specialist
  • Ethical Hacker
50 Cybersecurity Titles Job Seekers Should Know (Cybercrime Magazine)

Outlook for Cybersecurity Careers

These excerpts describe the current state and anticipated growth for cybersecurity careers:

  • "Cybersecurity remains a near-zero unemployment marketplace for those with extensive backgrounds." (Cybersecurity Ventures)
  • "Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations." (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Cybersecurity Jobs Report by Cybersecurity VenturesInformation Security Analysts Job Outlook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)Fastest Growing Occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics)Software Developers Job Outlook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)Network and Computer Systems Administrators Job Outlook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Self-Paced Training

The resources linked below can guide you to find online self-paced training.

7 In-Demand IT Skills (Coursera)5 Cybersecurity Career Paths and How to Get Started (Coursera)How To Learn Cybersecurity on Your Own (Springboard)

LinkedIn Learning

WPI employees have access to free courses in LinkedIn Learning. One way to see their offerings is go to myapps.microsoft.com and click LinkedIn Learning. You can search for cybersecurity, roles mentioned above, or get started with the links below.

LinkedIn Learning logo, blue rectangle with white triangle in the middle. 
LinkedIn's Cybersecurity Overview PageCybersecurity At Work (1 hr)Cybersecurity Foundations (2h 43m)

Resources from Heebner Career Development Center 

A map showing where in the US cybersecurity skills are most in demand is just one of the resources offered by the  National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS).

Cybersecurity Career Map (NICCS)Menu of Cybersecurity Resources (NICCS)


The MassCyberCenter strives to enhance opportunities for the Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem and to strengthen the resiliency of the Commonwealth’s public and private communities.



The National Cyber League (NCL) Competition is a way for students to gain experience through real-world cybersecurity challenges.

National Cyber League


To meet other people on campus who are interested in cybersecurity, check out these student clubs.

Women in Cyber SecurityWPI Cyber Security Club


There are also scholarships from the federal government to help fund your cybersecurity education.

CyberCorps: Scholarship For Service at WPI


Students can search Handshake to see what internship and job opportunities are available. 

Handshake Login

Learning with Laughter 

Information Security. What my parents think I do. (hacker) What users think I do. (cut connections) What society thinks I do. (wear bank robber mask) What my boss thinks I do. (sit in a lecture hall) What IT managers think I do. (Burn money) What I actually do. (work in a crowded computer lab)
Text: When your checkpoint software security solution blocks another zero day attack. Image: cat standing upright like a person and strutting proudly.

Information Security Journey

Wednesday, March 20 from 12:00-12:45 PM join our webinar to hear how members of WPI's Information Security team arrived in their roles. Plenty of time to ask questions, or submit in advance at registration! 

View the Recording (53 min)

Featured Videos

Careers in Cybersecurity by IBM (7 min)Suggested Cybersecurity Roadmap (1 min)Cybersecurity Careers from Cyber Queen (2 min)

By the Numbers

- 750,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US in 2023 (AP News)

- $90,000 - $100,000/year average salary for entry level cybersecurity professionals (CyberSeek)

- In 2022, 90% of leaders said they prefer to hire people with certifications, up from 81% in 2021.

Cybersecurity Jobs Report (AP News)Career Pathways and Salaries (Cyberseek)50+ Cyber Security Job Statistics & Trends for 2024 (StationX)

WPI Resources

Careers in Cybersecurity - Oct 2022 (Recording of live presentation - 52 min)Careers in Cybersecurity webinar - Oct 2021 (45 min)

Diversity in Cybersecurity

Myrna Soto, Founder Of Apogee Executive Advisors

Myrna Soto has dark, curly hair and is wearing black frame glasses and a gray pinstripe suit.
Myrna Soto

Coming Next Month...

Protecting Children and Elderly Online


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