Information Technology (IT) is a broad term referring to the technological infrastructure that an organization relies on to make its day-to-day operations easier and more efficient.
Because of the huge amounts of sensitive information that can move through these systems every day, it’s essential that these systems are as secure as possible. This is especially true in the criminal justice and legal fields, where the seemingly-contradictory interests of secrecy and free flow of information are often paramount.
For that reason, workers with internet security training are in very high demand in the legal and criminal justice fields. When you think about it, these fields essentially revolve around the exchange of information and ideas, as well as secrecy. So, a large law firm, with many criminal attorneys who will be communicating with one another about sensitive client matters, will have a large staff of professionals with extensive internet security training.
These professionals will manage intranets (internal networks) to ensure that it’s impossible, or at least extremely difficult, for unauthorized users to access them, while making it as easy as possible for them to be used by authorized users.
Managing a large computer network takes a great deal of technical training, and while some people learn the necessary skills entirely through work experience and self-study. However, one can generally obtain the necessary skills faster through internet security training at an educational institution.
People who have received a formal course in internet security training can usually get started on their careers faster than those who rely entirely on learning through experience to get the necessary skills, and a degree and/or certification can serve as a confidence boost to an employer, increasing an applicant’s chances of getting the job, since the employer will know, at the very least, they’ve gotten some formalized training in their field.