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What cybersecurity jobs are mostly technical? [duplicate]

I am doing my bachelor's in computer science and I have the chance to take multiple cybersecurity courses. Of course, before taking these course, I did some research about jobs in the field of ...
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confused: computer security & software development career tracks [duplicate]

I'm a recent computer science graduate. I like computer security and want to be a security architect. I googled it and saw that the start point is to be a system administrator, but system ...
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What are my options for a career switch into IT Security? [duplicate]

I am currently working as a Software/Web Developer with around eight years experience, however I have always had an interest in IT Security and am now hoping to move my career in this direction. I ...
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IT Security Learning Path [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the career paths in the computer security field? I am a software developer. Currently I am interested in IT security, but I have difficulties about learning pathways ...
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Best way to get "into the security industry"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the career paths in the computer security field? I've been called a "jack of all trades" guy, who has been working in health care and finance for about seven years. ...
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How to start career as Penetration Tester? [duplicate]

I'm currently studying BTEC Diploma in IT LVL3, and so far have basic command of C#, C++, and am going to learn Java basics soon, as we start a new class unit. I also plan on going to the university. ...
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What are the career paths in the (illegal) computer security field?

As a whitehat pentester I often wonder about the darkside. I see myself working in the office, and imagine that there is someone just like me in China or Romania or in their parent's basement that ...
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How can you become a competent web application security expert without breaking the law?

This question was asked here on Programmers Exchange, but it was suggested I ask here as well since most of the experts would likely hang out on IT Security exchange instead. I find this to be ...
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Programmer to Security Professional

I am a software developer (mostly .NET and Python about 2-3 years exp.) looking to break into the Computer Security field. I have a GWAPT cert and will have both GSSP-NET and Network+ certs by the end ...
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I want to be web security consultant?

If I want to be very good at security and especially web security, then must I learn languages? I mean things like PHP, C#, java, etc? If not then what should I learn exactly? and do you know any good ...
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CEH or GIAC - Which one should I pursue? [closed]

After a lot of Google and forum searches, I found out CISSP is one of the few valuable certs. Unfortunately, I only have 2 years of experience and don't have any specific experience in security ...
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Security Architect as a career path. How do i do it?

As it says, I want to become a Security Architect and I'm not sure of the career path to follow! I've already asked a few questions about certifications and got great help from this community. ...
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Digital Forensics and Pentesting: what now?

So, i want to enter the security field, and i'm leaning towards security auditing, digital forensics, and reverse engineering. i'm in school right now, i'm studying x86 ASM, exploring Linux, and soon ...
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Careers in pentesting vs Development

I am working with a security organisation as a developer, recently in spare time, i found some vulnerabilities in our products, i reaction to this, there is a team being setup for pentesting, and they ...
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What college majors are suitable for a career in security? [closed]

I was recently asked by a friend of mine (outside the computer science field) if he can be successful in web-application pen-testing I took this as an excuse to ask a more comprehensive question. I ...
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