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Career in Cyber Security

  • 17 August 2019
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Hello Everyone, My Name is Amjad and I am computer science student in Germany. My curriculum is designed to have to special areas of focus which I will start doing from next semester. Eech special area consist of three subjects. As I am interested in cyber security I will definitely choose the Information security specialization. But I am really confused and hesitant about what a good useful combination would be for my future career. So I have not made my mind yet and I have a month to decide what is the other specialization that I must follow. The other available ones are:
Note that I listed in paranthesis the subjects which will be taught in each specialization.

Information systems (Database programmin, Data Wearhousing, Operation research).
Mobile computing (Mobile application development, Web engineering, IOT)
Service Robotics (Embeded Systems, Realtime systems, Autonomous Systems)
Computer Engineering (Computer architecture, hardware oriented programming, Digital systems)

So please anyone with experience working the CyberSecurity industry or IT industry if you could help me to make the most appropriate choice because I know that there is no right or wrong choice in this context.

Thank you in advance!

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Hello Amjad,


I will suggest you read this report about the state of the cybersecurity workforce. There has never been a better time to be in the cybersecurity field.

As to which specialization to pursue, I will pick mobile computing or service robotics (this is what I would do, please make sure this is what you want to do). Mobile computing will continue to grow as more people in the world gain access to the Internet, quite frequently a mobile phone is how they do it.

Robotics is an area with enormous potential as more IoT devices are connected to the Internet.

For more details on the various roles in cybersecurity (U.S.) please see here