History of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

According to ITSP Magazine, every 39 seconds someone is a victim of a cybersecurity attack. That’s an alarming number and it will only continue to rise. In 2016, 40% of companies were expecting to fall victim to a data breach caused by a malicious hacker. These are just a few of the reasons why October is National Cybersecurity Month.

National Cybersecurity Month is an annual campaign that was established in 2004 by the U.S Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The internet plays such a huge role in our daily life and it is important to be prepared for an attack. According to the Center for Internet Security, each year over 594 million people are affected globally by cybercrime and this number will continue to rise as technology continues to grow. Hackers are everywhere and they do not discriminate, any device could be at risk. In fact, according to CSO Online, online cybersecurity spending will exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021.

Carolina Career College is proud to offer a Security and Network Infrastructure Specialist program to help students prepare for technical opportunities that specialize in network administration with an emphasis in security. This program allows students to train for up to eight different certifications, including CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco. Students can expect to learn how to:

  • Repair and maintain network, desktop, and server systems
  • Provide customer support for help desk, identify and troubleshoot network security issues
  • Install and manage LANs, WANs, and more.

As the world goes digital, humans have moved ahead of machines as the top target for cybercriminals. Cybercrime will more than triple the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs, which is predicted to reach 3.5 million by 2021 (CSO Online). Don’t wait! Start training for the IT career you deserve—an IT career that could last a lifetime. Contact Carolina Career College today to get started!

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