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Information Security

October (2017) is national cyber security awareness month. A topic will be announced every Monday in October and relevant information will be posted to keep you safer online. This week's topic is The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity.

Have you considered a career in cyber security?

According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers (Department of Homeland Security). Grand Rapids Community College offers a program for individuals looking to pursue a degree in the field. Click here to learn more.

Is cyber security fun? There are many career paths to choose. One could get involved in management and lead cyber security operations, respond to threats in an effort to protect enterprise systems, detect or monitor threats on systems, and get hands-on with security testing tools to check for system weaknesses. No matter which path is chosen, there is bound to be an exciting challenge ahead of you.

If you are interested in a listing of current cyber security job openings at companies around the USA, click here.


What to do if you are a victim of cybercrime? If the incident is GRCC related email itsecurity@grcc.edu otherwise visit the Homeland Security Investigations webpage or the Internet Crime Complaint Center for more information.