3 months to complete
As cyber crime becomes more sophisticated, Cyber Security continues to boom as an Industry. There's a severe global skills shortage [Source: Future Skills and Training Australian Industry and Skills Committee 2017] and it costs industry dearly (a Harvard University study recently estimated malicious cyber-attacks cost the Australian economy more than $17 billion each year).
In other words, it's a great place for people with an interest in computers, who are searching for careers of the future.
Prime targets – and potential employers – include all government and private sector infrastructure and service providers (and their contractors). It's a dynamic time to be learning these skills and cashing-in on the growing demand for cyber security specialists, in a range of areas including:
- Credential harvesting malware
- Security protocol bypass through social engineering
- Service provider client data compromises
- Distributed Denial of Service
- Internet-of-Things weaknesses
- Android smartphone targeting
With 17 years teaching experience, both in Australia and overseas, Adnan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this teaching role with TAFE Digital. His industry experience is extensive including Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, VMware, CCNA, CCNP, GIAC, PRINCE2, CompTIA, MSP and Agile. Adnan has also achieved a number of Global Information Assurance Certifications.
Adnan's passion and dedication to teaching inspires his students to achieve their academic goals and establish successful careers in the ICT industry.
Extensive experience in the VoIP industry as a Network Operations Manager has led Jocelyn to develop exceptional skills and knowledge in Computer Networking and Security. This expertise has proven to be an asset for Jocelyn in her role as an IT Teacher with TAFE NSW for over 13 years.
Jocelyn is an experienced academic who holds a BSc (Architecture) from University of Sydney and also a Diploma of Networking from TAFE NSW. She is an ITE/CCNA/CCNA Security Certified instructor and has extensive experience in the areas of Information Security, Cyber Security, Security Protocols and Hardware Security.
Jocelyn’s passion for computing and finding ways to improve student learning ensures that her teaching is relevant to students. Research interests include system security, sandboxing, usable security and privacy, digital currencies and the methods and effects of free culture and open source software development.
An entry-level Security Analyst earns $52,000+ with an average salary of $72,929 per year. You can earn more as you develop skills in security intrusion detection, IT security and infrastructure, and computer security. The average pay for a penetration tester is $92,199. Careers in network or operations management routinely attract salaries of $100,000+ [Source: PayScale Human Capital au].
Other employment opportunities in this field include:
- Security analyst
- Penetration tester
- Security Consultant, (Computing/Networking/information Technology)
- Security Architect, IT
- Information Security Manager