Are Employers Preferring Candidates with Cybersecurity Knowledge?

Are Employers Preferring Candidates with Cybersecurity Knowledge?

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Are you in the process of building up your resume? No matter what field you belong to, adding a few sentences about cybersecurity will make you a desired candidate for a potential job.

As costs related to cyber crimes are expected to reach 2 trillion dollars by the year 2019, recruitment heads of big companies are getting more under pressure to conduct cybersecurity awareness sessions for their employees. More than approximately 80% of malware turns effective only after it is able to surpass human interaction ( e.g. opening an email) and infect its targets. Hence, the need for more cybersecurity-aware employees has resulted in increased responsibility on organizations to train employees. Dell Secureworks points out that when employees are trained in cybersecurity, their companies spend 76% lesser on security issues. Still then, only 48% provide security training to new hires.

If you have little or no idea of what cyber threats are and how you should respond, check IT Security – Glossary of Terms by Sophos. Get familiar with common cyber threats. Perhaps you can then add a few lines of your awareness to cybersecurity in your resume and your LinkedIn profile.

As an example, you could write this in your resume,
” I have been trained to identify and respond to cyber threats and social engineering attacks.”

With a competitive job market with ever-changing dynamics, a little knowledge in cybersecurity can definitely make you stand out among other potential candidates.