With the world still reeling from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are worried about where our careers are headed next. Job security might feel like a thing of the past for a lot of us, but there are a growing number of opportunities out there for enterprising folk in the world of cybersecurity.
The industry was already growing in prominence in the minds of business owners, and this has only been accelerated by the pandemic. These IT experts are now seen as critical to every organization and there’s an enormous demand for this skill set. So, if you’re feeling stuck in your current role, or your job is under threat, it might be time to consider retraining and taking the leap.
Whether you’ve got decades of cybersecurity experience, or are starting from scratch fresh out of university and looking for an internship, we’ve pulled together a list of some hot tech companies that look set for massive growth and hiring sprees in the next few years. Keep your eyes peeled for some top opportunities in the near future at these organizations or, if you’re feeling bold, why not reach out and sell your skills directly?
We’d recommend giving them a follow over on LinkedIn to find out what’s on offer.
This Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) provider was founded in 2018 and has already seen significant growth and external investment.The product offered by Perimeter 81 is specifically geared towards simplifying network security and delivering zero-trust solutions for remote workers. With an explosion in the numbers of staff now working from home, we’d be very surprised if the company didn’t see another big growth spurt in the coming years.
Job openings to keep your eye on include QA engineers, team leads, researchers, technical support agents, and network troubleshooters. Don’t worry if you don’t have a background in cybersecurity, though, because the company’s growth should also see opportunities arise in sales and marketing and other back-office functions too.
You’ll find offices in Tel Aviv, New York, and LA, but there may be opportunities on the horizon for remote workers.
Deep Instinct appeared on the cybersecurity scene back in 2015 and is another organization that has seen a boost in growth as a result of changed working conditions of the pandemic. It specializes in using advanced artificial intelligence to detect and remove malware from company networks.
The AI takes the pressure off overstretched IT security teams, and the deep learning technology is able to seek out zero-day threats independently. As more of us turn to automated solutions like this, Deep Instinct is well positioned to take advantage of this growing market with a number of new roles on the horizon. These include engineer roles at various levels, enterprise account executives, backend developers, team leaders, and researchers.
The company has a global presence with offices across major urban centers in Europe like London, Paris, and Amsterdam. It’s headquartered in San Francisco but has sites in New York, St. Louis, Austin, Sacramento, Detroit, and Nashville, to name a few.
Fortinet develops a huge range of cybersecurity defenses but has established itself as one of the leading providers of network firewalls in recent years. It’s already quite a successful enterprise and has seen an average growth rate of 25% over the last three years. This is good news for job seekers with this trend looking set to continue even further into the future.
Fortinet has a graduate recruitment program, and applicants don’t even need to have studied cybersecurity before, making it a good option for those looking for a career switch or wanting to get into the industry on the ground floor.
The company is always on the lookout for other roles like network administrators, software developers, web developers, technical support engineers, and back office roles. It operates right across the US and has offices in the UK, India, Japan, China, Switzerland, Canada, and beyond.
Mimecast will be familiar to a lot of readers as one of the leading email management platforms, and it’s made our list as it starts to consolidate its market lead. The platform is designed to provide security for Microsoft Outlook and includes advanced spam protection, file blocking and sandboxing, message encryption, and an advanced suite of analytics tools.
The company is seeing more job openings than ever before across a range of functions, including engineering and R&D, product security, corporate development, HR, legal, and marketing. Those looking for entry-level roles can take advantage of internship programs and graduate opportunities.