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How To Make A Career In Cyber Security

How To Make A Career In Cyber Security . I Want To Go In The Field Of Cyber Security So What Should I Do After 12th. #cyber-security #information-technology #technology #career


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Mickael’s Answer

Hi Rajat,

That's a very promising field. Cyber criminality is the new type of criminality and is growing because online services market is growing. So we will always need cyber security to be on top.

I believe you need to orient yourself to computer science curriculum with courses that deal with cyber security. You will need mathematics, you will need some basics in computer science and network, and of course learning about current state of the art of cyber security.
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Find universities that propose degrees in computer science
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Reduce the scope to those that also offer courses to cybersecurity
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Jai’s Answer

Hey Rajat,

Hot topic in the industry and good place to be in, and if you are interested in this field its good for you. You have already taken a first step you need by building interest in it. The second step is how you can sustain your interest and grow it, and to do so you would need to keep your knowledge up to date on Cyber Security. Here are my small recommendations:

1. Read security articles on news, linkedin, etc. Listen CISO videos on you tube. Subscribe to good you tube Cyber Security channels to grow your knowledge and interest
2. After 12th, get yourself enrolled into some Cyber Security related engineering degree. You may have to work hard on both entrance and then passing out
3. Join Alison academy -yes its free online academy, it offers free courses on IT, Security, Cloud and many others. May be a good starting point to start building your profile
4. Check out Ethereal Hacking course, content and videos. May be of interest to you - this is quite popular course amongst Cyber community.
5. Cisco has various courses too, may be eye on Cisco CCIE Security. The youngest CCIE I know is 16yrs who followed his passion for networking and got this "big CCIE tag" with his name early days which many takes years and don't even dare. You could be the next one!

As a side advise, I'd also suggest look into Cloud Services and Cloud Security, they are in high demand now and by the time you will grow up they will be in more demand.

Best of Luck

Jai

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Surya’s Answer

Here are five things that have impacted me in my career, and helped me to grow both as a security person and a human being. These things prepared me to become a cybersecurity professional.

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Get a solid understanding of systems and networks. Systems and networks are the foundation for everything we do in security. If you want to be better at security, you must have a foundation in TCP/IP. Both in the theoretical side, and in the application side. The easiest way to get this experience is to become a systems administrator. The lessons I learned as a sysadmin allow me to speak about things in security, such as DNS, that if I hadn't ever wrestled with, I would only be talking theory. Since I've had my hands on a DNS server and configured zones, I truly understand the security challenges of DNS.
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If you don't have Virtual Box installed on your laptop, do it now. Virtual Machine's are your friend. With virtualization you can configure different machines (Windows, Linux, etc) and connect them together.
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In the security business things are always changing. Whether it's new technologies (threat intelligence is the hot thing now) or new techniques, this is not a stagnant industry. To get ahead in any industry, you must continue to grow and learn.
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Take advantage of the training resources available on the Internet. There are so many free security courses and training opportunities, from Universities (Stanford and MIT), Security Tube, where all the local conferences are archived, and Udemy. Take advantage of the content that is out there and learn from it. Pick a specific topic and focus on it for a month.
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Hope this helps, Best of luck !
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M’s Answer

There are lots of different ways to get involved. Look at internships at the fortune 500 companies. Especially the technology companies (AT&T, VMWARE, etc etc).

Good luck.


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