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What to I need to be a security manger

I am think to be a security manager so what education do I need to be a security manger?

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Kevin’s Answer

I would suggest consideration of majoring in Computer Science for a technical focused track or perhaps Business Administration with a concentration on information systems if you prefer less technical as a start. This doesn't mean that one should NOT build your knowledge in understanding the fundamentals of IT infrastructure (hardware) as well as application/software development. You'll need this as foundational knowledge to grow your career as you advance with experience.
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Shamik’s Answer

A couple of ways to handle:

* A number of university are providing Security/Cybersecurity courses. See if you can attend these courses
* Another option is to intern/work for your University IT department (focused on security)
* Consider corporate internship in CyberSecurity
* Sign up for Security Webcasts. For example - scmagazine.com
* https://www.brighttalk.com/ has really good Security webinars as well
* Google security companies and go through their case studies and/or product white papers

So even if you are lacking formal security courses, there are other way to pickup security knowledge. Security itself is a vast field, By attending ondemand webinars might help you narrow down which Security vertical you are interested in. For example, are you interested in Vulnerability management, infrastructure security or cybersecurity ?

Hope this help.

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Timothy’s Answer

There's lots of different paths into this profession and no single best way. As with many things in life, it depends on where you are coming from and where your end goal would be.

If you are not considering the traditional four-year college route, there are a lot of technical schools that will prepare you for an entry level position in IT/Networking/Security. Most companies support additional training, so once you get your foot into the door, you can move up through hard work and reliability.

The US Military also has outstanding programs in IT and Information Security. You will get paid while you are trained and also come out of service with a top-secret clearance which can be a pathway to very lucrative contractor jobs.

Colleges are starting to provide specialized training in this area. However, depending on if you want to go the practitioner or consultant route, degrees that have been around for a long time such as Accounting and Management Information Systems can also be good choices.
The most important success factor is a passion for continuous learning and an interest in IT in general. Best of luck to you in your career!
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Atul’s Answer

Cyber security field requires computer science degree and in addition if you want to make yourself valuable, there is a test to pass to become a certified hacker.
There are many other certifications in this field.
Look for university that offer’s cybersecurity and computer science major.
If not, follow above path.
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