Why cyber-security is a type of programming you should learn.


Are you a programmer or you are thinking of starting programming, cybersecurity is one of the most lucrative types of programming you should consider.

The industry value for cybersecurity in 2015 was $70 billion, and come 2024 it is expected to exceed $300 billion.

According to studies in the US, the average security professional's annual wage grew by about $6000 in a month. An average cybersecurity specialist earns over $100,000 yearly, while some security professionals earn up to $2500 a day. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job growth for information security analysts from 2016 to 2026 is 56%.

There were approximately $4000 cyber-attacks daily in 2016. That is a 300% increase from 1000 cyber-attacks experienced daily in 2015.

Many scientists speculate that a large scale cyberattack could be very cataphoric with the ability to destroy major communication, electricity, air traffic control, etc. Cybersecurity has become a highly specialized field demanding a very specialized set of skills for different roles.  Professionals need to educate themselves daily.

Many problems will happen if the cybersecurity of governments, banks, corporations, institutions, etc., goes wrong. So cybersecurity is very important for proper safety and security of every sector and industry.

Programming Languages to Learn for Cyber Security:

  • C and C++
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • SQL

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