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Improving Cybersecurity for Iowans

Cyber Defense Competitions

ISEAGE Cyber Defense Competitions (CDC)CDCs are exciting events put on every year that allow students studying in various areas of information assurance to test their skills.

Career Paths

Cybersecurity Career Pathway: There are many opportunities for workers and students to start and advance their careers within cybersecurity. This interactive career pathway from Cyber Seek shows key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role.

Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat MapCybersecurity talent gaps exist across the country. Closing these gaps requires detailed knowledge of the cybersecurity workforce in your region. This interactive heat map from Cyber Seek provides a granular snapshot of demand and supply data for cybersecurity jobs at the state and metro area levels, and can be used to grasp the challenges and opportunities facing your local cybersecurity workforce.

Information Security Analysis Quick Facts : Quick facts from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for those Information Technology Analyst roles, including median pay, typical entry-level education, job outlook, and the number of jobs in the nation.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework: This is a nationally focused resource from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies that establishes a taxonomy and common lexicon to describe cybersecurity work, and workers, regardless of where, or for whom, the work is performed. The NICE framework is comprised of categories, specialty areas, and work roles.

Careers in Cyber: The National Guard’s growing cyber force fights on the frontlines of the digital domain. Cyber Soldiers are trained to execute offensive cyberspace operations, conduct computer network defense, and detect malicious activity on the electromagnetic battlefield, using advanced military networks and cyber weapon systems.

Stay Safe Online

National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA)The NCSA builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: This is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. Our goal is to help people understand not only the risks that come with using the internet, but also the importance of practicing safe online behavior.