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What You Need To Get Started In Cybersecurity

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Good morning. How's everyone doing? Wanted to talk to you today about how to get started in cyber security what you need to get started in cyber security because it's a question I get a lot and I'm glad that I give it a lot because there's a lot of interest in this field of the hottest field in it right now because I think it's genuinely challenging.

I ended up in this conversation with the person who is detailing the family van the other day which was odd, but you know is a young student covering a looking at the local college and trying to decide between going for Network architecture or cybersecurity and it kind of snowballed.

Hold on a second. It's not even a debate you should be here is a topic that's on my mind a lot and I think it's important. Another little furry deserves one of the important and there are many ways to get started. If you I'm go to sort of the top 25 or just a random 25 people in cybersecurity.

You're going to hear 25 different stories about how they got started and how they had that spark and how they fall through education experience. All that kind of stuff is going to be very different. So this is just so I've been in the field for 25 years focused almost exclusively on cybersecurity for the last 20.

So again my path my opinions and please take this with a grain of salt and a but also hopefully expand your perspective. So I am not a fan of undergraduate degrees in cyber security. There you go. Not a fan of them. Here's why I think cyber security requires that I brought perspective as possible.

So getting experience in all sorts of areas of it and computer science. I think it's absolutely critical for cybersecurity for successful career in cybersecurity. All you do is you don't finish your secondary school go to post-secondary and learn sort of a regimented undergrad in cybersecurity or take a college degree in cybersecurity and then sew a 2-year Community College in the states.

I have an income and go ready to get in the field. You're basically going to be implementing stuff without knowing why you're going to be sort of limiting your prospects. I think a cybersecurity professional. The number one thing is Iris security for my show has is a broad perspective or a willingness to look at things from different angles, and I'm so for me a really strong character traits that I think people show, you know, as far as Cyber-security Celestial Amy rewind any background is you can teach the computer stuff.

You can teach the it stuff. Obviously that's adjustable timeline, depending on where you're sitting for a current knowledge, but you can always learn how a firewall works. You can always learn how to configure an IPS system or how to deploy Viet scale or you know how to do threat risk assessment.

I think the thought process and the ability to question your ability to learn very very quickly is more critical. So I'm things you need to be doing all the time in cybersecurity. You need to be learning non-stop. You need to be consuming information from a ton of different sources.

I'm researching pulling stuff in to give you the information you need to make a decision or to give you enough information to prove somebody to have them make a decision within contacts. So you need to be able to research pull information and learn quickly. That's that's key. You need to have sort of that.

Going tenacious mindset. So, you know number to that puzzling tenacious mindset. I like a people who are doing a lot of games puzzles crosswords. I'm just generally curious people who want to explore more in this ties directly back to learning. Right? And I mean, I think those are very important traits.

I think those are things that will Propel you much further in your career, then you know, if the early stages of Education now, I think education plays a key role. I like people with a diverse background. So whether their self taught or formally educated really doesn't matter to me, I think if you are going formal education a strong background in computer science, very background for sure anything that portrays these traits of insatiable learning and Broad perspective Puzzle Challenge, I think are strong obviously if you take some core Is that are far more practical in like, you know, I took her out windows internals or Linux internals that will help me learn self.

When I think you don't back 25 years ago. When I started this other stuff, we have done broadcasting from a phone the concept of said if you can't continually learn cyber-security is not for you so very much appreciate those degrees. There is a case to be made for post-secondary hours for graduate work by myself and get a masters in information security systems and I specialize in digital forensics and I found that quite useful and it was sort of a graduate-level.

It was far more principal based in Broadly applicable in long-term applicable then. I'm at the lower levels were it's a little more Nitty Gritty recertifications it helps prove and demonstrates our knowledge, but you can get absolutely all of it by simply reading up on your own experience. The firm believer that security should not be isolated is not be on its own.

It can't exist in a vacuum. So I find if you are educating yourself or make sure you're learning but the latest development tools and Trends make sure your understanding how high she operations Works. Make sure you understand how buff business worth. That's a huge gap. In most people Service.

Test point is that there is no one set path to get into cyber security, but there are principles and traits that I believe you. I think you need to succeed and that's an insatiable appetite for learning to self learn or drive a self driven to seek out new learning answer to that puzzling tenacious mindset to crack these problems.

If you've got those three principles are attributes of working for you and your backgrounds will just adjust your timeline. How do I get started in cyber security even though they framing is an education and skills thing. It's really a how do I get my first job? How do I get out there and help and I'll do another video on that.

There's a lot of stuff in the community that can help with the beautiful thing is is All Digital am starting a blog about your learning starting at the video stream about how you're learning how to work that you can point to if you don't have the actual on-the-job experience a time that you can reference to employers are potential employers.

If you want to pray in cybersecurity go for it, as long as you can learn quickly have an appetite to continue to learn on stop and have that mindset where you like to practice problems and you will stay on them until they are unsolved. I think of you got those three things you are set up well for a a strong career in cybersecurity because you can figure the rest out you to learn on the flight.

What do you think hit me up here in the comments down below that many of those crazy background so many service for depression with insane background stories, and they are among the best in the field. There's a future career in cybersecurity long as you have that dedication and that mindset that continuous learning that problem solving.

So talk to you soon. I hope you're set up for a great Thursday. Good morning. How's everyone doing? Wanted to talk to you today about how to get started in cyber security what you need to get started in cyber security because it's a question I get a lot and I'm glad that I give it a lot because there's a lot of interest in this field of the hottest field in it right now because I think it's genuinely challenging.

I ended up in this conversation with the person who is detailing the family van the other day which was odd, but you know is a young student covering a looking at the local college and trying to decide between going for Network architecture or cybersecurity and it kind of snowballed.

Hold on a second. It's not even a debate you should be here is a topic that's on my mind a lot and I think it's important. Another little furry deserves one of the important and there are many ways to get started. If you I'm go to sort of the top 25 or just a random 25 people in cybersecurity.

You're going to hear 25 different stories about how they got started and how they had that spark and how they fall through education experience. All that kind of stuff is going to be very different. So this is just so I've been in the field for 25 years focused almost exclusively on cybersecurity for the last 20.

So again my path my opinions and please take this with a grain of salt and a but also hopefully expand your perspective. So I am not a fan of undergraduate degrees in cyber security. There you go. Not a fan of them. Here's why I think cyber security requires that I brought perspective as possible.

So getting experience in all sorts of areas of it and computer science. I think it's absolutely critical for cybersecurity for successful career in cybersecurity. All you do is you don't finish your secondary school go to post-secondary and learn sort of a regimented undergrad in cybersecurity or take a college degree in cybersecurity and then sew a 2-year Community College in the states.

I have an income and go ready to get in the field. You're basically going to be implementing stuff without knowing why you're going to be sort of limiting your prospects. I think a cybersecurity professional. The number one thing is Iris security for my show has is a broad perspective or a willingness to look at things from different angles, and I'm so for me a really strong character traits that I think people show, you know, as far as Cyber-security Celestial Amy rewind any background is you can teach the computer stuff.

You can teach the it stuff. Obviously that's adjustable timeline, depending on where you're sitting for a current knowledge, but you can always learn how a firewall works. You can always learn how to configure an IPS system or how to deploy Viet scale or you know how to do threat risk assessment.

I think the thought process and the ability to question your ability to learn very very quickly is more critical. So I'm things you need to be doing all the time in cybersecurity. You need to be learning non-stop. You need to be consuming information from a ton of different sources.

I'm researching pulling stuff in to give you the information you need to make a decision or to give you enough information to prove somebody to have them make a decision within contacts. So you need to be able to research pull information and learn quickly. That's that's key. You need to have sort of that.

Going tenacious mindset. So, you know number to that puzzling tenacious mindset. I like a people who are doing a lot of games puzzles crosswords. I'm just generally curious people who want to explore more in this ties directly back to learning. Right? And I mean, I think those are very important traits.

I think those are things that will Propel you much further in your career, then you know, if the early stages of Education now, I think education plays a key role. I like people with a diverse background. So whether their self taught or formally educated really doesn't matter to me, I think if you are going formal education a strong background in computer science, very background for sure anything that portrays these traits of insatiable learning and Broad perspective Puzzle Challenge, I think are strong obviously if you take some core Is that are far more practical in like, you know, I took her out windows internals or Linux internals that will help me learn self.

When I think you don't back 25 years ago. When I started this other stuff, we have done broadcasting from a phone the concept of said if you can't continually learn cyber-security is not for you so very much appreciate those degrees. There is a case to be made for post-secondary hours for graduate work by myself and get a masters in information security systems and I specialize in digital forensics and I found that quite useful and it was sort of a graduate-level.

It was far more principal based in Broadly applicable in long-term applicable then. I'm at the lower levels were it's a little more Nitty Gritty recertifications it helps prove and demonstrates our knowledge, but you can get absolutely all of it by simply reading up on your own experience. The firm believer that security should not be isolated is not be on its own.

It can't exist in a vacuum. So I find if you are educating yourself or make sure you're learning but the latest development tools and Trends make sure your understanding how high she operations Works. Make sure you understand how buff business worth. That's a huge gap. In most people Service.

Test point is that there is no one set path to get into cyber security, but there are principles and traits that I believe you. I think you need to succeed and that's an insatiable appetite for learning to self learn or drive a self driven to seek out new learning answer to that puzzling tenacious mindset to crack these problems.

If you've got those three principles are attributes of working for you and your backgrounds will just adjust your timeline. How do I get started in cyber security even though they framing is an education and skills thing. It's really a how do I get my first job? How do I get out there and help and I'll do another video on that.

There's a lot of stuff in the community that can help with the beautiful thing is is All Digital am starting a blog about your learning starting at the video stream about how you're learning how to work that you can point to if you don't have the actual on-the-job experience a time that you can reference to employers are potential employers.

If you want to pray in cybersecurity go for it, as long as you can learn quickly have an appetite to continue to learn on stop and have that mindset where you like to practice problems and you will stay on them until they are unsolved. I think of you got those three things you are set up well for a a strong career in cybersecurity because you can figure the rest out you to learn on the flight.

What do you think hit me up here in the comments down below that many of those crazy background so many service for depression with insane background stories, and they are among the best in the field. There's a future career in cybersecurity long as you have that dedication and that mindset that continuous learning that problem solving.

So talk to you soon. I hope you're set up for a great Thursday.