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How do I become a cybersecurity professional?

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Joyce X. Wunsch

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Internet is one greatest advancement in the 21st century, and we soon shifted from the physical world into the cyber world. Before starting with the main topic, let us first understand the term Cybersecurity.

What is Cybersecurity?    

Cybersecurity focuses on the various ways aimed at the protection of the various computers and devices connected over the internet, to prevent any illegal extraction of the various sensitive information, and also to identify and eliminate any possible hacks beforehand.

Steps for becoming a cybersecurity professional:

  • Basic Research

    Before jumping indirectly into the career of cybersecurity, spend a decent amount of time researching about the profession. Research about the various branches available in this field and the different opportunities you can get from those different options. Learn about their roles and responsibilities and the stability of the jobs in the future and then opt for the suitable branch.

  • Earning a Bachelor’s degree

    The next step is earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering or Information Technology, or Cyber-Security, or any such related field. 

  • Gaining Skills

    You need to earn the skills which are very much required in this profession. Some of the key skills are:

    • Penetration Testing
    • Risk Analysis
    • Security Assesment
  • Apply for internships

    Apply for various cybersecurity internships to polish your skills and for having a better understanding of how the professional cybersecurity world works. 

  • Higher Degree

    After earning your bachelor’s degree, you can either apply for jobs or opt for higher degrees. 

  • Applying for jobs

    After earning the necessary degrees and skill set, apply for different cybersecurity jobs matching with your profiles. Some of the areas where cybersecurity professionals are in high demand are:

    • Banks
    • IT companies
    • Media Sectors
    • Intelligence Agencies
    • Military Departments
    • Government Agencies

Keep yourself updated with the changing trends and keep yourself equipped with the necessary skill set, to survive in the competition.

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