What’s the hard truth about cyber?


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This is great comment. A lot of cybersecurity professionals start in IT operations.

It’s a great place to start because you often get exposure to a lot of disciplines including dba, networking, middleware, client/server admin, A/V, telephony, cloud, etc. If you’re working in a smaller org you might even get to wear several of these hats.

From there I often see people move onto Enterprise Architecture, IAM or a cybersecurity discipline. It’s hard to jump directly into a cybersecurity role, but the industry is in desperate need of people. The best way to get your foot in the door is by doing an internship (or several throughout college), work hard everyday and prove you have a passion for the field.

If you really want to grow your salary in cybersecurity, become great at Enterprise Security Architecture, Incident Response, Offensive Security or Cloud Security Expert.

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