Ask Udacity Anything: Q & A With Cybersecurity Expert Christine Izuakor

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On March 24, 2021, Udacity hosted Christine Izuakor, Ph.D., cybersecurity expert, to field questions about cybersecurity from the online community via Twitter.

Cybersecurity, also known as computer security, is an indispensable tech field focused on the protection of computing systems and networks. Protective measures include the safeguarding of information, hardware, software, and computing services.

Here are highlights from Udacity’s one-hour-long “Ask Udacity Anything” Twitter feed with host Christine Izuakor. Topics include trends in cybersecurity, career skill development, cloud security, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning

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Navigating Your Cybersecurity Career

From enrollment to graduation, our new School of Cybersecurity offers a complete path to a successful career in cybersecurity. 

Learn more about navigating the School of Cybersecurity and the career options available post graduation in the infographic below. Plus, find out who’s a good fit for each of the different cybersecurity Nanodegrees, what you’ll learn and what jobs you’ll be prepared for.

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Stop Cyber Attacks Before They Happen with Udacity’s Ethical Hacker Nanodegree Program

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that a cyber attack will occur every 11 seconds in 2021. The key to staying one step ahead of hackers is to learn the tools they use to exploit systems. By learning how to find vulnerabilities and hack into systems, you can stop attacks before they happen. 

With that in mind, Udacity is excited to introduce the newest addition to our catalog — the Ethical Hacker Nanodegree program.

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Security Engineer vs Security Analyst: What’s the Difference?

Security engineers and security analysts are critical for managing data breaches in an organization. Both of these positions are necessary and sound somewhat similar. But, despite the overlap  between these two cybersecurity roles, there are clear distinctions that anyone aspiring to start a career in information and computer security should consider.

Read on to know how these two cybersecurity roles differ from each other in their responsibilities, skills and the battles they deal with.

Security Engineer vs Security Analyst

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Become a Skilled Cybersecurity Professional with Udacity’s All-new School of Cybersecurity

As global organizations move toward digitization and digital transformation becomes the new norm, cyber-attacks have become more common and severe. In fact, since the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center estimates a 300% rise in reported cybercrimes. 

Additionally, more than 68% of business leaders realize that they are at risk for cyber attacks. As the need for cybersecurity grows, so does the need for professionals to help corporations shield themselves from attacks.

In an effort to train the world’s workforce in the careers of the future, including cybersecurity, we’re excited to introduce the School of Cybersecurity to offer a complete career path through our specialized Nanodegree programs — Intro to Cybersecurity, Security Analyst, Security Engineer, and Ethical Hacker —  meant to provide the skills you need to become ready for a job in the cybersecurity field.

Learn Cybersecurity

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