Cybersecurity and Its Importance to You

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month can lead to your new IT career!

Now more than ever, thefts of online personal data and cybersecurity threats are highly imminent. These acts of thievery are affecting both big-name businesses and individuals alike. Those, cumulated with people working from home and children participating in school on unsecured Wi-Fi networks, have been a scammer’s goldmine. That is why the time to begin a career in the Computer and Information Technology (IT) fields is better than ever!

Your New IT Career Equals (=) You Plus (+) Cybersecurity

Fortunately, Ayers Career College makes beginning a career in the IT field simple! Our IT Specialist Program will have you ready to install, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair computer systems and safeguard computer networks. The best part? You can accomplish all of this in less time than a traditional four-year program! Additional benefits of obtaining your IT Specialist training at Ayers include job placement assistance, financial aid opportunities, and certification prep courses.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

In October 2004, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This month helps increase the awareness and promotion of online security for all Americans. Many IT professionals have passed along helpful tips on how to stay safe and protect yourself while online, including:

  • Keeping your anti-virus, software, and operating systems up to date
  • Creating secure passwords and not sharing them
  • Never give personal information over the phone or in e-mail
  • Utilizing the privacy settings on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, and YouTube
  • Avoiding common words, phrases, and personal information when creating passwords for websites

Cybersecurity’s Contributions to Job Growth

 With the rise of cybersecurity concerns, many companies are continuously creating additional positions within their IT Departments. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT occupations are projecting to grow 13% and add over 650,000 jobs in the next ten years. This increase is faster than any other occupation. Lastly, the latest reported median annual pay for computer and information technology occupations is $91,250, higher than the $41,950 median yearly wage for all occupations.


Let Ayers Career College help you begin your new career as an IT Specialist! Fill out the form or give us a call at 318-314-3607 to reserve your spot in our next available class!


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