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Need a Cybersecurity Job? Indiana Has Plenty of Those

The state's first cyber-security job fair is set for Oct. 26 at the Indiana Government Center.

STATEWIDE-October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is spending this week encouraging students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, along with state and local officials to learn more about information security jobs. 

This week's theme is "The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity."

Approximately 1.8 million information security jobs need to be filled by 2022. In Indiana, there will be an estimated 1,030 job openings this year. Indiana is also projected to have a 24-percent increase in cybersecurity jobs by 2027, which is above the national growth rate of 17-percent. 

“The focus on cybersecurity has been important from the time businesses moved into the digital age. This focus continues to become even more critical each and every day,” said Steve Elliott, Chief Information Officer for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “It is a fast-growing field, and one that is critical to the future success of many Indiana businesses.”

Information security analysts plan, implement, upgrade, and or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and infrmation. They may also protect digital and physical infrastructures while responding to cyber attacks and viruses. The median pay nationwide for this occupation is $70,000. 

The Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center is holding the state's first Cybersecurity Career Fair October 26 in the Atrium/ Conference Room C of the Indiana Government Center South from 8:30 to 11:30 am. 

WIBC told you about the importance of being safe in cyberspace earlier this month. 

(PHOTO: Thinkstock/Eugenio Marongiu)

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