Companies and industries are growing increasingly dependent on technology as digital
transformation becomes ubiquitous in today’s business environment. Consequently, cybersecurity is now relevant for every system, device, and byte of data that organizations rely on to operate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has further augmented the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals to address the crisis organizations are facing as a result of digitalization and rising cybercrime. According to PayScale (2022), cybersecurity analysts in the United States earn a median annual salary of USD 77,000, with most positions offering between USD 54,000 and 116,000 per year. Despite this high demand and attractive compensation, however, there is not enough cybersecurity talent to fill open job positions and protect organizations’ security postures.
With the C|CT, EC-Council aims to equip entry-level cybersecurity professionals with the core
technical skills they need to pursue and advance in careers as cybersecurity analysts, consultants, engineers, IT administrators, and more. The C|CT creates a foundation that enables individuals to grow their skills in specialized domains like penetration testing, security consulting, auditing, and system and network administration.