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What is the best way to prepare for a career in cyber-security in college?

I am attending The University of Texas at San Antonio as a freshman in the fall pursuing a degree in cyber security. Other than working as hard as possible in class, how can I prepare for and ensure a career for myself after college....



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:30

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Lennox Ramkissoon 1 - Find organizations which offer scholarship opportunities. Apply. 2 ...

What do jobs in Cyber Security do on a daily basis?

Is there down time or is there constantly things to be done?...



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Active Jun 27 at 08:19

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Jeffrey Graham | Sr. Analyst Security Operations Hello Christian..... Great question.... A good amount of time is spent ...

What are some great resources, websites, or techniques that I can use to continue developing my programming skills?

I want to retain and improve what I'm learning in class in terms of coding skills as well as learning new languages and skills. #programming...



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Active Jun 29 at 11:41

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Jim Mcconnell | Corporate Security Profressional Home Lab. Start with a Raspberry Pi with different operating systems ...

What states have the largest emerging cybersecurity field?

Im looking to go where I will be able to collaborate with the mosst amount of professionals in my field and make the most money, what states am i most likely to achieve that in? #cyber-security #security...



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Active Jul 03 at 06:33

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Joshua Sutfin | Threat & Vulnerability Engineer - LyondellBasell I can tell you from experience that Texas needs alot of ...

Can someone explain Data Mining?

I've heard about this field of study under computer science called Data mining. I wanted to know exactly what it was and how difficult it is. #computer-software...



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Active Sep 29 '17 at 12:13

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Eric Willisson | Software Engineer at Google The other answers are good, and I can share my personal ...

What is the best path for a student of information technology or related field that wishes to start a career in Information Security?

I am graduating soon, and want to work in Information Security. What certifications, if any, are required/appropriate? Should I get programming work experience before attempting to move into Information Security? Is there any other advice that you can give that might help me break into the...

#cyber-security #information-security #cybersecurity


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Active Sep 12 at 00:40

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Jamie Chui | Strategic Alliance and Business Development Professional Apply for a job at a security company! There is a ...

What kinds of questions are you asked in an interview for a cyber security engineering role?

I'd like to prepare for a job as an engineer at a computer security company, so I'm wondering what the interview process is like. What was your experience interviewing for an engineer role at a cyber security company? What advice do you have for an aspiring engineer (or aspiring engineer...

#cyber-security #engineering #interviews


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Active Mar 01 at 18:20

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Ranjan Jain It would certainly depend on the type of role. If it ...

What made you want to work in computer security?

I've heard good things about this industry but i'm not sold on it being the one I pursue. Can you tell me about what made you decide to go into this industry? #technology #cyber-security...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:16

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Ryan Carswell | National Account Manager at Symantec HI Kelly, Working in a security company we know we are ...

Is a career in cyber security right for me?

Hi! My name is Anina, and I'm a high school senior interning for Career Village. I'm afraid of choosing the wrong career. Can you tell me more about your job working in cybersecurity? What do you like? What do you not like? What is your advice for someone in high school thinking about this...

#cyber-security #technology #information-technology


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:23

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Kristina Schall | Entitlement Specialist at Symantec First of all, I would not worry to much about choosing ...

What are the downfalls of majoring in Computer Science/Computer Technology if you ultimately want to work in the cyber security field?

I am interested in pursuing a career in cyber security, but some schools I am interested in do not offer cyber security as a major. #computer-science #information-technology...



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Active Jun 26 at 08:21

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Felipe Silgado | Chief Information Security Officer - Scotiabank If you want to be a good cybersecurity professional you must ...

What kinds of things do people do in Cyber Security?

I have heard that they hack into a server for weaknesses in it, so they can make the server more safe from attacks. Is there more to it? #technology #cyber-security...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:47

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Jess Elcan | Technology Account Manager at Oracle Some aspects of cyber security does deal with trying to anticipate ...

Does the Airforce have a field in cyber security?

I'm interested in cyber security and the Airforce. It would be great if I could do that in the Airforce. I haven't talked to a recruiter yet, so I don't know their fields. #military #air-force...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:47

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Chris Lawler | C-17A Evaluator Pilot at USAF Absolutely they do! This is an exciting career field that will ...

How do I get more information about becoming a Private Investigator/Detective?

I am a Cyber Security Student with Corporate experience in Information Security. I was wondering if the CIA or NSA are the places to look into? #criminal-justice #information-security #cyber-security #citi...



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Active Sep 02 '17 at 18:09

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Steve Lewis | Assistant Vice President, Information Security I would also include the FBI. You can also check ...

What parts of a network will require management while configuring basic cyber-security?

I am asking this because I am in the Information Systems Technology field (IST), but I am debating on whether I should use my office experience to go into management or cyber-security. My basic understandings are on Cisco Networking Academy, so please elaborate on whether the security measures...

#cyber-security #switches #cisco-technologies #routers


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Active Feb 24 at 10:53

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Posted by Brandon H.’s Avatar Brandon H.
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Paul Zugnoni | Networks, Datacenters, Clouds etc. Hi Brandon, Security matters everywhere in an infrastructure, at every layer, ...

Which government agency is best to go into for cyber-security?

I want to be in a cyber-security team for the US government serving in one of the intelligence branches (CIA, DoD, DIA, FBI, NSA, etc.) and I want to know which one would be best for me. If possible, I'd like to stay in a local area and not have to move to one location (I live in Arizona and...

#cyber-security #fbi #cia #dod #government


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Active Feb 23 at 05:56

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William Ortiz | NOC Video Hub Tech Hello Justin. Is going to depend on who you want to ...
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Matthew Willden | Product Manager at Symantec I work in the cyber security industry. I majored in computer ...

Would it be wise to take AP Calculus to pursue a career in Information Technology?

Hi, I just became a senior in high school and have plans to pursue a career in IT security. I have a choice to take AP Calculus this year. My other options are Business Math or Statistics. Would Calculus be a helpful course to prepare for an IT career? I know it is not a mandatory course to...

#it-management #information-technology #computer-security #cyber-security #information-security #it-security


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:38

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Gail von Huene | Senior IT Business Analyst/QA Hi Zachary, I would look at it a different way. Which ...

I am a Junior in High School and I was wondering what I can do now to prepare for a job in Cyber Security

I am asking because I told my uncle who is constantly telling me to be smart about what I choose to do and I am not genius when it comes to my education I am smart in some areas but in stuff like Science and Math I show my weakness. And I am asking to see how other people in my similar...

#cyber-security #highschool #computer-security #computer-programming


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Active Apr 16 at 14:37

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Kenneth Smith | Web Developer at Velir This is not going to be a complete answer because I ...

What is the best online program for obtaining cyber-security experience?

I may be planning on going into the cyber-security/network security, so I was wondering where and what would offer me the best experience and knowledge on security basics at any place and anytime. #networking #cyber-security #computer-security #it-management #online-learning #network-security...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:52

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Posted by Brandon H.’s Avatar Brandon H.
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Jennifer Jortner Cassidy | Passionate Learning & Development Professional, Dedicated to Client ... Dear Brandon, I work for and we have courses on ...

Is it worth paying a decent amount of money to participate in a job fair?

I have an opportunity to attend a job fair, but for one day, the amount seems to be a little extreme. I just wanted to know are these expenses worth it considering the connections one may make. Especially when the job fair is Women in Aviation and my Master's degree is in Criminal Justice in...

#cyber-security #aviation #government #human-resources #recruitment


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:53

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Posted by Melissa A.’s Avatar Melissa A.
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Aldo Arata | Master Aviation QC/QA Inspector Fair jobs are always free. You don't need to pay nothing ...

how would i go about becoming an ethical hacker


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Active Oct 06 '17 at 13:09

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Jess Elcan | Technology Account Manager at Oracle "Ethical" hacking seems a bit tricky to achieve, especially in a ...

How to prepare for Cyber Security as a high school student?

I'm interested in doing Cyber Security in the future but I don't know how to prepare for it. I'm still in high school and I am taking computer programming related courses like CSAP. #computer-science #computer-programming #cyber-security #computer-networking...



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Active Jun 29 at 12:17

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Posted by Daniel G.’s Avatar Daniel G.
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Gary Stephen Petito | Career Guru Hello, Good question, I would suggest taking some free online courses ...

What's it like being a part of a cyber-security team in a government agency?

I'm really thinking about majoring in Computer Science (Information Assurance) and going into a government agency like FBI, CIA, DIA, DoD, or any of the other like-minded branches. What's it like? How different is the public sector in this career from the private sector? Would you switch to...

#cia #dia #dod #cyber-security #fbi #technology


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Active Jun 27 at 08:12

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Posted by Jake A.’s Avatar Jake A.
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Chris Droste | Specializing in DFIR Cyber security is very important to the government right now and ...

What kind of jobs can one pursue with a degree in cybersecurity, and would a computer science degree open more doors?

My main goal in college is to achieve a master's degree in cybersecurity, however, I'm not sure if computer science would have a broader spectrum of career paths. #computer-science #computer #cyber-security #computer-security...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:47

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Posted by Ryan M.’s Avatar Ryan M.
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Daniel Moy | Google Software Engineer Yup a general cs degree is going to have more opportunities. ...

How should I figure out what job I should do within cybersecurity?

I'm currently a junior in high school and i'm very intrigued by a career in cyber security because i've been told that this is a really good field to get into, but i'm not exactly sure what job options are available to me within cyber security. I'm thinking about marketing.. but I'm not set on...

#marketing #network-security #computer-security #cyber-security #information-security #technology


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:15

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Posted by Anne S.’s Avatar Anne S.
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Richard Gianvecchio | Vice President, Norton Support and Services Well, love the enthusiasm with all the questions. Let me try ...

What can I do to prepare and acquire a cyber security internship?

I'm halfway through my first year in my Cyber Security Master's program and I want to take any necessary steps to obtain the experience that I need to acquire a great job after graduation. I've never had any experience with applying to internships, specifically in cyber security and related...

#cyber-crime #cybersecurity #cybersecurity-workforce-development #cyber #cyber-security #information-security #internships


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Active Jun 29 at 08:58

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Posted by Armando T.’s Avatar Armando T.
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Jim Mcconnell | Corporate Security Profressional I have been hiring (but not currently) cyber security professionals and ...

What are some jobs relevant to cyber security that I can acquire while attending graduate school ?

I'm in my first year of my cybersecurity graduate program and I want to obtain a part-time job working in roles related to cybersecurity. I'm wondering what kinds of positions I should be looking for that will allow me to obtain relevant experience. I would like something that will better...

#law-enforcement #cyber #information-technology #web-development #cyber-security #law


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Active Feb 27 at 02:51

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Posted by Armando T.’s Avatar Armando T.
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Haider Amjed | Cyber Security Service Lead @ Symantec Networking and endpoint/server troubleshooting try to be part of technical support ...

What are some reliable websites or places that provide students with resources such as scholarships, grants, etc?

I'm no different from many other college students in terms of realizing that going to college is quite expensive. Most of us find ourselves struggling to find financial aid and resources that will allow us to pursue our chosen profession. As a grad student, I've had to apply for loans and I...

#scholarships #graduate-school #grants #financial-aid #student #cyber-security


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Active Aug 27 at 16:40

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Posted by Armando T.’s Avatar Armando T.
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Lindsey Manning-Djabbari | Director of Community at Great question Armando. I'm sorry no one's answered it yet! In ...

What do I need to do to be able to work in Cyber Security?

My name is Marcel and I´m 17 years old. I have thought about what I want to be in life and that is a couple of different things. I have thought about doing something in cybersecurity, gaming, social media, application designer, or something in the technology field relate to those categories....

#gaming #social-media #mobile-applications #cybersecurity #career-goals #cyber-security #technology #gaming-industry


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Active Jun 27 at 08:29

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Posted by Marcel W.’s Avatar Marcel W.
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Samuel Cameron | Cybersecurity Professional I love answering questions like this. Being in Cyber security for ...
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