Breaking Into Cybersecurity

Learn How To Start A Career In Cybersecurity


Cybersecurity talent is in massive demand in 2017 and beyond. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, the rate of growth for jobs in Cybersecurity is projected at 37% from 2012 – 2022 and that is faster than the average for all other occupations. Demand for Cybersecurity professionals seems to be the strongest in Israel, followed by Ireland and the UK.

Four Steps To “Break Into Cybersecurity”

Here are our four suggested ways to “Break Into Information Security”. Before we explore them, let’s just all agree that the Cybersecurity talent shortage remains a serious — and global — issue. For Cybersecurity professionals, this difference between supply and demand means strong job opportunities and very attractive salaries, although even then barriers to entry remain. Cybersecurity is certainly a demanding profession and many employers ask for advanced Information Security certifications.

Step 1

Decide What Cyber Security Domain You’d Like To Specialize…
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Step 2

Start Learning In A Sequential Manner…
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Step 3

Get Certifications & Designations…
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Step 4

Get Experience & Join Work With Recruiters!…
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Growth Rates in Last 5 Years (Worldwide)


Higher Salary Than All Other Jobs


Million Unfilled Cyber Jobs by 2019!

The cybersecurity job market demand is booming

(Revised and Updated for 2017)

Demand is expected to rise to 6 million globally by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million. In the United Kingdom the UK network security market sees an overall demand of 223.1%, in Germany it is 83.1%, and in the US it is set at 210.8%.

[1] The Global Cybersecurity Skills Gap [Indeed Blog]
[2] One Million Cybersecurity Job Openings In 2016 [Forbes]
[3] Cybersecurity job market to suffer severe workforce shortage [CSO Online]

We Interview Cybersecurity Professionals To Ask How They Started Their Career In Cybersecurity



“How Did You Get Started In Cybersecurity?”

So far we’ve interviewed 28 Cybersecurity Professionals from a wide range of fields how they got their break in Cybersecurity. You’ll learn how bug bounty programs, CTF’s OWASP top-10 Controls/ SANS 25 / WASC / OSSTM etc all help!

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“How Did You Get Started As A Cyber Security Analyst?”

Learn the experiences of a Cisco Network Engineer, Reverse Engineer and a Cyber Forensic Analyst!

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“Starting A Company – Advice from Founders”

We have amazing advice from cybersecurity founders of start-ups!

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“How Did You Become A Cybersecurity Engineer?”

Read our extremely useful advice from Cybersecurity Engineers with experience with Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Juniper, IDS/ IPS McAfee products, Tipping Point, SourceFire, WAF F5, Imperva, FireEye 17 and other technologies!

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“How Did You Become A Cybersecurity Consultant?”

Learn from a Blackhat Arsenal speaker and a bunch of other Cybersecurity professionals: advice that can help you get into the InfoSec industry.

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“What Was Your Path To Becoming A CISO/ CSO?”

Becoming a C-Level Executive is a goal for many folk; these interviews highlight key required skills.

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“How Did You Start A Career In Digital Forensics”

These interviews are a fantastic resource and extremely useful for anyone interested in starting a career in Digital Forensics. Many of the experts are Risk and Strategic Conultants working within Forensics.

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