The cybersecurity field contains a professional charge like few others. Exploding into the commercial landscape over the last decade, the discipline finds itself in a perpetual state of flux. Subject to a myriad of definitions, many hopeful professionals and students know two things about cybersecurity: first, it is important; second, it is growing.

This trend is evident in the highest levels of corporate consciousness. A recent Forrester poll cited a 48 percent increase in executive awareness of information security. As a result, students and professionals worldwide are pursuing the vocation, while companies try hard to hire these professionals.

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