Cybersecurity Awareness Month – How Do You See Yourself in Cybersecurity?

IEEE Computer Society Team
Published 10/03/2022
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2022 Cybersecurity Awareness MonthEvery year, during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we highlight the importance of security and privacy. With 52 million data breaches during the second quarter of this year, we not only wish to safeguard individuals and their data, but also keep cybersecurity professionals abreast of vulnerabilities and solutions.

The increasing number of cyberattacks has shown us data breaches can happen to any company, regardless of size and industry. According to Mimecast’s State of Email Security 2022, three out of four organizations have been victims of a ransomware attack.

We’ve compiled resources to help cybersecurity professionals join the fight through education, connection with security colleagues, and leadership at every stage of their careers.

Courses | Peer-Reviewed Research | Conferences | Technical Communities | Cybersecurity Articles


IEEE Academy Courses


There are more than 700,000 job openings in cybersecurity in the United States, and it is estimated that there will be more than 3.5 million unfilled jobs globally by 2025.

If you’re looking to start a career in cybersecurity, or are already established in the field, we’ve picked top course programs from IEEE that help professionals as you stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies in security.

Additionally, you can search for open positions for security practitioners and cybersecurity in academia on the IEEE Computer Society Jobs Board.


Cybersecurity Tools for Today’s Environment

This 11-hour program provides up-to-date information and techniques to protect enterprise networks from future threats. These courses are best for mid-level computer science professionals who want to augment their knowledge in the field of cybersecurity.

Topics covered include threat vectors in cloud services, penetration testing, network sniffing and encryption, and web servers and application security and footprinting.



Hacking Your Company: Ethical Solutions to Defeat Cyberattacks

This 8-hour program teaches IT departments how to identify weak points in their company’s cybersecurity.

You’ll learn about SQL attacks and evasions, the nature of malware, process enumeration, and how to use scanning, system hacking, and session high jacking.



Peer-Reviewed Roadmaps, Frameworks, and More

The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) has over 840,000 peer-reviewed articles sharing methodologies, frameworks, and tools with practical applications in industry. We’ve compiled a few popular articles on trending topics from conference proceedings and IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. We encourage you to search cybersecurity topics to find solutions to your current challenges.


Security as a service

Phishing attacks

Multifactor authentication

IoT vulnerabilities


Cybersecurity Technical Conferences

Technical conferences are more than sharing the latest in cybersecurity research. They are an opportunity for security professionals to engage with a community of like-minded practitioners and share solutions to common challenges.

Here are seven conferences happening over the next three months focusing on all areas of security. Feel free to get a head start on next year and search cybersecurity conferences in 2023.


Technical Communities

If you are a CISO, manager, or lead researcher, IEEE Computer Society Technical Communities are an opportunity for you to lend your expertise and leadership to drive conferences, knowledge sharing, and mentorship of upcoming leaders.

Security permeates every field of computing, and one entry point into technical communities is the Technical Community on Security and Privacy (TCSP).

TCSP addresses multiple areas of security, including operating system security, data encryption, access control mechanisms, and database protection, as well as legislation, technology impact, and standards for digital security.

TCSP publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, Cipher, and sponsors two annual technical conferences: IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy and Computer Security Foundations Symposium.


Cybersecurity-Related Articles

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If you are a security practitioner with best practices and advice from your field of expertise, we welcome thought pieces that can be shared with the great security and computing communities. Learn more about contributing as a thought leader.