I am working on wrapping up the first presentation of Introduction to Cyber Security and preparing for the next presentation, which is now open for registration and will start on 26 January 2015. The popularity of the first presentation demonstrates a recognition of the importance of cyber security. Hopefully some of the 15,000+ learners who engaged with the course will be inspired to study further and perhaps even pursue a career in the field. This is an important and exciting discipline to work in, with a variety of career paths depending on people's interests and aptitude.
The Open University provides a range of modules and qualifications that can support this journey, and I recently wrote a short article about some of the career options in cyber security which has now been published on OpenLearn.