JOURNEY WITH CYBERKNIGHTS
Manage and develop your cybersecurity career, all while staying current with the standardized knowledge and skills employers look for to close skills gaps.
Inventory Skills, Expand Knowledge, Advance Career.
Utilize a portal aligned to the NIST-NICE Framework, built to compliment your unique career journey as a self-starter, student, intern, apprentice, or professional.
Assess & Showcase Skills
Profile creation and framework navigation
Soft skills and Cyber Range hard skills assessments
Knowledge and skills portfolio cumulation
Align to NICE work roles
Chart Unique Career Path
Interactive career journey mapping integration
Beginning-to-end training and education planning
Industry statistics and certifications for work roles
Save various journey maps
Keep Developing Talent
Search and filter industry certifications
Compare your skills to skills required to obtain a specific certification
View work roles aligned to different certifications
Contact industry leading training providers
Find Cybersecurity Job Opportunities
Detailed employer skills posting (aka job opportunities)
Express interest in a job position
Alignment of your knowledge and skills base to skills postings
Top work roles and skills postings recommendations from your dashboard
As the cybersecurity industry grows, so does the job market for careers. Companies are constantly looking for talent in cybersecurity to help protect their companies’ online assets and ensure growth. CyberKnights is an online cybersecurity career management portal, aligned to the NICE Framework. Access a personal knowledge and skills portfolio, aptitude and cyber range assessments, job postings, certification vendors, interactive career mapping, and more to help them find the employment for their talent and expertise. The platform is free for individuals to use.
The Cybersecurity Career Pathway
The cybersecurity workforce consists of varying levels of job positions that each require their unique skills, expertise, and experience in the cybersecurity industry. For individuals to advance to higher-level positions, they must often have experience in lower level positions, or an educational or career background to qualify them for the job.
Before beginning a career in cybersecurity, it’s important to understand the structure of the workforce and each of the cybersecurity roles. Understanding this structure allows individuals to plan their career path in the cybersecurity industry and prepare for future career transitions by furthering their education or professional experience.
Cybersecurity Feeder Roles:
Feeder roles refer to job positions that prepare an individual to either advance in a specific career field or transfer into a new career with similar educational requirements. These roles in the cybersecurity industry are often roles in technology-related industries that would allow an individual to easily transfer into a more cybersecurity-focused career.
Common cybersecurity feeder roles:
Entry-Level Cybersecurity Job Positions:
Beginning a cybersecurity career often requires starting an entry-level position to gain experience and talent while networking with businesses and individuals who can help advance your career. These job positions may be well-suited for recent graduates looking to begin their career, or individuals looking to enter into the cybersecurity workforce for the first time.
Common cybersecurity entry-level job positions:
Mid-level Cybersecurity Job Positions:
With experience and increased expertise in the cybersecurity industry, individuals may be qualified for a mid-level cybersecurity job position. These job positions are typically the gateway for higher-level management positions and can be important stepping stones in a cybersecurity career.
Common cybersecurity mid-level job positions:
Advanced-level Cybersecurity Job Positions:
To be qualified for an advanced-level cybersecurity job position, individuals must meet strict job requirements and display a high level of competency in the cybersecurity industry. These job positions are often leadership positions that require the understanding of a wide range of cybersecurity jobs that come from years of experience working in the industry.
Common cybersecurity advanced-level job positions:
Cybersecurity Engineer, Cybersecurity Manager, Cybersecurity Architect