Cybersecurity professionals play a very important role when it comes to protecting their organizations. Whether you’re monitoring network performance for a start-up or working with the FBI to defend the country from cyberattacks, as a cybersecurity professional, your job is essential. 

If you’re looking to enter the cybersecurity workforce, there’s a program for you. This HackerU/Thrive DX Cybersecurity Bootcamp, offered in cooperation with SDSU Global Campus, will help prepare you to begin a career in cybersecurity in less than a year.

One of the great things about pursuing a career in cybersecurity is that there’s a wide range of industries that are seeking employees. Some of the top attacked industries include manufacturing, finance and insurance, healthcare, and education. Roles in these industries range from entry-level positions such as cybercrime analyst to advanced positions such as cybersecurity manager and engineer.

Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, resulting in a higher demand for information security analysts to protect these organizations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32% from 2022 to 2032, with about 16,000 job openings each year.

If you’re ready to get started, read below for some of the exciting things you’ll learn in Cybersecurity Bootcamp. This 100% online program allows you to begin at any time and work on your schedule, with no prerequisites or experience required!

1. Network Security

Lay the groundwork for a deeper understanding of the security measures and technologies cybersecurity professionals use daily. The course on network security will teach you how to secure, manage, and operate network equipment and systems. These tools will be essential for your career and protecting an organization. This course will also help prepare you for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Exam.

2. Cyber Infrastructure and Technology

One of the key skills you will need to know before launching your career in cybersecurity is cyberinfrastructure and technology. In this course, you will be provided with the knowledge and practical training you need to design and maintain secure infrastructures and technologies. Become familiar with security countermeasures such as SIEM, SOAR, endpoint security, and more.

3. Ethical Hacking

In Offensive Security: Ethical Hacking, you will train to discover and exploit system vulnerabilities, penetrate organizational infrastructures, hack into web interfaces, and execute and defend against various cyber attacks. Learning to hack and understand hackers’ tendencies will teach you to become a better defender and protect yourself and your company.

4. DFIR and Threat Hunting 

In this introduction to Digital Forensics and Incident Response, you will learn about defense and how to handle cyber attacks in real-time. Understand how to be an asset to a Security Operations Center (SOC) team and protect your organization. This course will also help prepare you for the CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, and (ISC)2 SSCP industry certification exams.

5. Game Theory Strategy in Cybersecurity

Step into the mind of a hacker in one of the most advanced topics in this course. You will learn how to implement Game Theory Fundamentals and apply them to cybersecurity defense. After this course, you will have key decision-making skills and methods that you will bring with you to your workplace to solve problems on your own.