Information Week Explains:

Information security professionals are in high demand, but entering the field can be tricky. Follow these tips to build a successful cyber-security career.

The information security field is rapidly growing as businesses scramble to hire skilled professionals to protect their data.

IT pros pondering a career switch would be wise to consider cyber-security, where the demand for talent far exceeds the supply. However, an abundance of open roles does not mean a career will come easily.

Information security is different from many fields in that aspiring professionals don't need a college degree to secure new jobs. "Some employers will ask for one, but if a person can do the job, he'll get the job, plain and simple," said computer and network security specialist Dean Webb.

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