Are students more likely to be victims of cyberbullying during the pandemic when they are spending hours and hours of their days online? Are they more likely to become victims of online predators? Read more
Yesterday as I was driving through the suburban town where I live, I saw two police cruisers idling with their rooftop lights flashing.
Only a few weeks ago, I would have thought something terrible had happened. But today, the knowledge that my town’s law officers were looking out for my safety made me feel calm and reassured. Read more
In 2018, the Student Research Foundation partnered with the Research Consortium on Digital Safety & Cyber Security Careers to complete “Caution: Safety in a Digital World,” a survey of 710 parents of middle school and high school students. Our researchers asked those parents what they knew about protecting their children online, what they thought they knew, and more.
Here is a summary of our findings . . . Read more
Is a Cyber Security Career a Good Choice for Today’s Students?
There’s no doubt that cybercriminals are working hard to steal identities and data, and that they are often succeeding.
What are they up to? Here are some of today’s most prevalent cybercrimes, as listed in Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report 2019: Read more
Are You Teaching a Course on Cybersecurity?
With more and more American colleges offering courses about cybercrime and letting students major in the subject, you would think that American businesses will soon be able to protect their systems and data with ironclad reliability. Read more
We recently overheard this conversation at a college admissions fair . . .
A high school student said to another, “When I told my dad I was planning to work in cybersecurity, he said, `Forget it, those careers won’t be around for more than the next few years.’”
Her friend replied, “Well your dad could be right. As soon as the right company launches the right new kind of product, cybersecurity workers will be looking for jobs in other fields.” Read more
Word is out that there are a growing number of jobs to be found in the field of cyber security. That explains why job-seekers at all career levels, from graduating college students to senior citizens who are interested in returning to work, are curious about what kind of jobs are available in the field.
Yet not all cyber security jobs are the same, and not all require the same kind of training or credentials. Here’s an overview of some of the different jobs that are hiring today . . .
While we often talk to kids about cyber security and the need to protect their personal online information, are we properly educating them about the possibilities of cyber-security careers and the skills and knowledge to obtain such jobs?
As we recognize National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the answer to that question is that there is a shortfall. With so much discussion of STEM in the classroom, the focus is largely on science and math. The lucky students will get some form of technology instruction, while many will miss the opportunity.
Yet not a week goes by when we don’t see cyber security in the news and understand the need for student interest in the field. According to recent statistics, cyber-security jobs are expected to increase 18 percent by the year 2024, with median job pay of $90,000 per year. Yes, it is a growth industry, but it is not one that parents are discussing with their children.