What are the different roles within cybersecurity?

People talk about the cybersecurity job market like it’s a monolith, but there are a number of different roles within cybersecurity, depending not only on your skill level and experience but on what you like to do.

In fact, Cybercrime Magazine came up with a list of 50 cybersecurity job titles, while CyberSN, a recruiting organization, came up with its own list of 45 cybersecurity job categories.

Similarly, OnGig.com, a company that helps firms write their job ads, analyzed 150 cybersecurity job titles and came up with its own top 30 list. This article is based on research I did with Springboard, one of the first cybersecurity bootcamps with a job guarantee and 1:1 mentorship.

In particular, CyberSeek.org, a joint industry initiative looking at the cybersecurity job market, offers an interactive list of not only the various positions within cybersecurity but offers you a career path showing how you can get promoted.

The complicated part is that these titles and roles generally aren’t standardized, plus they constantly change as the industry itself evolves. The National Institute for Science and Technology, in its National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education workforce…


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