Global spending on cybersecurity products and services is expected to increase by 12-15% each year until 2021, with IoT (internet of things) products leading the way. Since any product connected to the internet is a potential target for hacking, it’s no surprise that the information security market is expected to grow over the next few […]

As with any job interview, an applicant for a cybersecurity position needs to speak knowledgeably about the specific job’s responsibilities and the field in general. Information security job interview questions might revolve around one specific task—say, designing firewalls or safeguarding information in certain applications. However, depending on the role and how encompassing it is, cybersecurity […]

Before the advent of broadband internet and the browser cookie, advertisements were annoying, sexist and filled with misleading scientific claims—but they weren’t invasive like they are today. “Personalized” ads, as the industry prefers to call them, perpetuate a system of surveillance capitalism, where big ad tech companies and data brokers aggregate personal information on every […]

A Security Operations Center (SOC) analyst is a cybersecurity professional who works on a team to monitor and counteract threats to an organization’s IT infrastructure. SOC refers to the name of the team they work on. The main responsibility of an SOC analyst is to assess security systems and measures for weaknesses and report cyber […]

With a strong employment outlook and proliferation of online training resources, starting a cybersecurity career has never been easier. Cybersecurity analysts are responsible for monitoring computer infrastructure and information systems to ensure they are protected from cyber threats. They do this using a multi-pronged approach designed to deter, detect and de-escalate a cyberattack: Installing and […]

With cybercrime up 600% due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that cybersecurity jobs are projected to grow by 31% by 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As hackers diversify their tactics with social media disinformation campaigns, IoT-based attacks, and phone calls offering fake refunds, cybersecurity experts are tasked with staying […]

At Springboard, we know a thing or two about tech. Our online learning platform has helped thousands of students to learn data analytics, data science, and machine learning engineering. On average, Springboard alumni earn $26K more after completing our programs. Today, we’re excited to launch the Cyber Security Career Track, our latest online bootcamp. With data migrating to […]

Making mistakes and taking chances are crucial steps in the endeavor towards personal growth—just not when you’re a cybersecurity analyst. “We have a saying in the cybersecurity space that hackers only need to find one way in, but we need to be perfect as defenders of our networks,” said Mark Adams, a cybersecurity analyst who […]