Career in Cybersecurity

Building a career in cybersecurity

Published On - August 08, 2023
Islington College

With increased internet usage and technological adoption, Nepal has become more susceptible to cyber threats like malware, hacking, and data breaches. As more people and organisations go online, the need for experts to protect systems and data from cyber threats is increasing. If you have an interest in technology and information security, a career in cyber security can provide many opportunities in Nepal.

Why Cyber Security?

  • Financial services, e-commerce sites, healthcare organisations, and government systems all hold large amounts of sensitive data that require protection.

  • Cyber attacks can cause significant damage to businesses through disruption of operations, theft of data and intellectual property, and loss of customer trust.

  • There is a shortage of skilled cyber security professionals in Nepal to meet the growing demand from organisations.

Roles in Cyber Security

Roles in Cybersecurity
  • Security Analyst: Monitor security systems for threats, evaluate vulnerabilities and make recommendations.

  • Security Architect: Design security solutions and strategies to protect systems and networks.

  • Penetration Tester: Identify vulnerabilities by mimicking the tactics of real attackers.

  • Incident Responder: Provide expertise and advice to organisations on implementing cyber security programs.

  • Information Security Manager:Manage an organisation's overall security program, policies and compliance.

The salaries for these cyber security roles in Nepal ranges from NPR 30,000 to NPR 150,000 depending on experience and responsibility. As the industry grows, salaries are also expected to increase.

Discover everything you need to know about Bsc IT in Nepal.

Building a Successful Career in Cyber Security

Cyber security is a vital and fast-growing field with many opportunities for those seeking an interesting and impactful career. However, it also requires dedication, persistence and continuous learning to become and remain successful in this competitive industry. Here are some tips to proceed with and build a rewarding career in cyber security:

Gain hands-on experience.

While formal education can provide a good foundation, hands-on experience is extremely valuable in cyber security. Look for internships, part-time work, and personal projects to build your practical know-how.

Islington offers a dedicated module called "Work Related Learning" that not only helps you find internships but also ensures comprehensive support throughout.

Stay up to date with the latest trends.

Cyber threats are constantly evolving so you must keep learning new technologies, tactics and solutions.

Develop soft skills.

Along with technical expertise, you'll need good communication, teamwork, critical thinking and creativity skills to collaborate effectively on security issues.

Focus on a specialty.

As the field gets wider, specialising in an area like threat intelligence, incident response or security analytics will make you an in-demand expert. But stay broadly knowledgeable as well.

What degree do you need to start your career?

BSc (Hons) Computer Networking & IT Security is designed around the latest cyber security trends and principles. The curriculum equips you to be a professional in the area of telecommunication and computer networking emphasising on network security. To build a strong foundation in the field of cyber security you will be introduced to networks , fundamentals of cyber security, ethical hacking and also the associated professional issues, ethics and computer law.

In conclusion, with the right skills, education and determination, cyber security provides many opportunities for an impactful career in Nepal. The demand for cyber security professionals is likely to grow as more companies and organisations go digital. Pursuing certifications, internships and hands-on experience along with your formal education can help put you on the right path towards a successful career in this important and interesting field.

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