A new generation of security professionals has been forming, and with them, concerns such as helping society to be better, sustainability, and well-being are non-negotiable values.
As a result, companies and managers have placed information security work points in order also to meet the expectations of these new professionals.
But how can Information Security help society?
The result of your work
The one who initially benefits from the security professional’s work is obviously the company that hires him.
This company, becoming safer and more protected, can grow and open new hiring of employees, contributing with the offer.
The company can also continue to offer its services, which often have an essential value for society. Like, for example, a sanitation company, by being protected from attacks, can continue to offer water treatment, a necessary service to society.
Likewise, customers and partner companies or service providers of the company where you work will also benefit from the results of the protection you will do.
Indirectly, a bank customer, who is safe from hacker attacks, benefits from not having his data and private information leaked in data theft.
Supplier companies will be able to continue to do business with the protected company, knowing that their information or payments will not be interrupted by an attack.
And not to mention that by qualifying for the information security market, you as a professional can dedicate yourself to volunteer activities, where you can use your technical knowledge to help vulnerable people in technology, such as children and adolescents victims of cyberbullying or the elderly, who, because they are not very familiar with technologies, can become victims of digital swindlers.
Volunteer service can also be done through institutions or programs such as TecKids and Womcy, aimed at educating children and supporting and encouraging women in the information security market.
Learn more about how a security professional can help society in the episode below: