Each year, thousands of well-paying jobs go unfilled. According to Ashton Mozano, a cybersecurity professor at the University of San Diego, many entry level cybersecurity jobs have a starting salary of $80,000 or more annually; so why are we ignoring them?
Cybersecurity isn’t a sexy career for those with computer science or engineering degrees. Many are courted while still in school, and the bulk of each graduating class has its sights set on Silicon Valley. There, they’ll write code for Google, Facebook, or Apple. Only a few will ever pace a server room deducing whether a traffic spike is legitimate or the result of foul play by Russian or Chinese hackers.