Which career option is the best data science vs cyber security?

Asked by Sudheer Yadav almost 2 years ago

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Abhishek Ahluwalia

Abhishek Ahluwalia

CS Undergrad student || Machine Learning || AI Enthusiast

When we talk about choosing the right career option, then there are alot of options out there. And sometimes choosing the right path for you can become somewhat hectic and a tough decision. When it comes to the IT field., then the confusion is somewhat multiplied and we are always surrounded by so many options and paths/. 

Other than this dilemma, IT is a field where you may find two or more things to be either complementary to each other or they may be the same domain, with different names. Choosing between data science and cybersecurity is the same thing. But you don’t have to worry, as I am there for you, to tell you the best option to choose between data science and cybersecurity. 

So let us come to the discussion, which is a much more emerging field for the future. See, there is a huge growth in the data science field with the growth of big data which is created literally every day. We cannot deny the fact that data science is really going to be an emerging job in the coming years. There is a shortage of skilled personnel in the present times as well and individuals are paid a huge sum of money in this industry.

The following are a few roles and responsibilities  that a person may get if he chooses data science: 

  • Data Modeling 
  • Unstructured data cleansing
  • Data visualization and interpretation
  • Designing ML algorithms 
  • And various other roles

The main of a data scientist is to basically analyze the large datasets and present the derived information to the upper management, so that they can make informed decisions. 

On the other hand, we are all aware of the increasing crime rates in the internet world. Every day the data is being threatened, there is a huge spike in the internet, malware and trojans that trespass into the computer systems of the company and destroy the valuable data or other information, or sometimes even steal it. All this is a serious threat to a company and it needs protection against it. 

This is where the role of cyber security comes into play. The following are the essential job roles of a cyber security professional: 

  • Firewall implementation
  • IT infrastructure security
  • Cyberattackers identification
  • Eliminating potential data breaches 
  • And other data security-related roles

So we may come to the conclusion that both of them are going to be in huge demand in the coming years. The role of a data scientist is to use the data for further operations while cybersecurity professionals make sure that the data is protected. 



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