This is how you can become a cybersecurity expert and enter the most in-demand job in tech

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to make decisions in an environment of great uncertainty. One of most abrupt changes has been the arrival of remote work in the culture of many companies. With an incidence of only 5%, it rose to 34% during the toughest months of the pandemic, according to a study by IvieLab.

New security challenges

Many organizations have seen the benefits of this formula for their workforce, however, this leap towards digitization in record time has also opened the door to hackers. According to Palo Alto Networks, during the pandemic the registration of malicious domains has increased by 569%. The problem is not only that these attacks occur in companies that have not properly secured their digital assets in the cloud, it is also the lack of internal resources to react to these threads. 

Within this scenario, it is understandable that companies are starting to demand more cybersecurity experts. In fact, this trend was already on the rise, and the pandemic has only affirmed it; according to Cybint, a global school specialized in security, the demand for expert professionals in this field has multiplied by 30 in the last decade.

The gateway to a cybersecurity career

Aware of this, Ironhack – a leading school in tech bootcamps – has launched a new intensive Cybersecurity Bootcamp powered by Cybint with which anyone from any sector can become a Cybersecurity professional in just 12 weeks without any previous experience. The Cybersecurity bootcamp will be offered remotely and also in person, for the moment, at its headquarters in Madrid.

“At Ironhack, our goal has always been to foster digital talent based on the real needs of companies and the market. For this reason, we saw it crucial to launch this new Bootcamp due to the transition of many companies to a hybrid environment and the need to protect their internal operating systems”, commented Álvaro Rojas, Head of Remote at the school.

Through a personalized methodology adapted to the needs of different students, they will have the possibility of carrying out full-time training for 3 months (4 hours a day at their physical headquarters in Madrid with the bootcamp facilitator, and 4 hours of individual work online). 

Ironhack, with a presence in 9 cities around the world, also offers bootcamps in other subjects, such as web programming, UX / UI design or data analysis. Since its inception in 2013, more than 6,000 students have passed through the school with a placement rate of 85%.

For more information on the bootcamp and their other trainings, check out the IronHack website.

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