Getting into cybersecurity: Self‑taught vs. university‑educated?


Học An Ninh Mạng : Nên vào Đại Học hay Tự Học tại nhà ?

ESET Ireland

profesionales-seguridad-informática-formación-académica-autodidacta.jpgAre you considering a career in cybersecurity? What learning path(s) should you take? Does formal education matter? ESET experts share their insights.

With cyberthreats on the rise, cybersecurity professionals are, unsurprisingly, a hot commodity. According to a recent study, there will be 350% growth in open cybersecurity positions from 2013 to 2021 and it is estimated that, due to the talent crunch, there will be 3.5 million job openings in the industry by 2021.

With that in mind, one of our articles to mark this year’s Antimalware Day features insights from several ESET security researchers. We asked them a series of questions to learn how they built their expertise and to gather their thoughts about the usefulness of formal education versus self-study for becoming a security practitioner.

Learn all by yourself?

While more and more colleges and universities worldwide offer degree programs in computer security, far from all academic…

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