A career is a chosen occupation or profession, which is undertaken for a longer period of a person’s life.

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What should I learn for Cyber security [closed]

I am a first-year student that wants to study Cyber security in future. But I don't know exactly all subjects which I must study deeper for this area. I read that I need to study, as for programming ...
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How long is too long being out of InfoSec [closed]

This is a question related to the information security field but it is not technical in nature, more opinion based. I would really like some constructive but honest feedback. I just recently left my ...
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How do you go about researching and discovering zero days? [closed]

How do you go about researching and discovering zero days? Breakdown the process. What positions can I expect to see that offers a more offensive and research oriented approach to security? i see How ...
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PenTesting as a career guidlines [duplicate]

it's my first post so bear with me. I live in England and am currently studying A-levels at specialist IT school and I am doing BTEC IT, Maths, Computer Science(learning c#) and Product design. I have ...
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penetration testing [closed]

from your working experience as a pentester, should I work as a system admin or a network admin to gain experience then shifting to penetration testing? or starting directly as a pentester? please ...
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penetration testing career path [closed]

I’m a fourth year student in computer science and I want to work as a penetration tester. I studied this courses as a self-study: RHCSA RHCE CCNA Network+ Security+ C# The question now is: can I ...
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AppSec interview questions?

I am preparing for a technical interview for an AppSec pen-testing position. For those of you that have had AppSec positions, what sharp-shooter questions do you think I can expect? What questions ...
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Lost in a field of Degrees and certifications [closed]

I have another semester or so before I graduate with my As in Information security. This is going to be a two part question. Other than the degree I will also have a few different certifications. ...
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Professional Development — Where to look for ideas and opportunities for the future? [closed]

Good evening. Writing to you guys tonight because I'm a college student who has been recently bound into government service in the field of cyber security because of a scholarship. It would be ...
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Responsibilities as a Junior Information Security Analyst? [closed]

Tomorrow will be my first day as a new Junior Information Security Analyst, and I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I want to apologize if this is the wrong place to ask such questions, but I ...
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Confused for taking up job in Information Security? please help me [closed]

I am a fresher computer science graduate from India , I always wanted to pursue career in Information Security and interested in VAPT. But company I am selected in is giving me Security Operations ...
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Advice on the degree path [closed]

I am currently in the first year of Computer Security at the university. But I have some doubts about the course. So I want to ask the professionals some questions :D Is it better to lose a year ...
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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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Do US companies have citizenship requirements for security-related employees? [closed]

Do U.S. based companies or corporations generally have policies restricting their security staff to certain nationalities or are they generally open to all qualified persons regardless of citizenship? ...
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Prevalence of offshoring in the Information Security Industry? [closed]

After having been a regular code monkey in the US for 6 years now with readily offshoreable skills, I feel like I am fighting an uphill battle against third world wages. While I am not prepared for a ...
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Books to start the study of TCP/IP [closed]

I'm 20 years old and have no knowledge in the world of information security! I'm currently studying engineering and I've recently found what work I want to do (pentesting or a career in fields like ...
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I want a full time career in the field of security. The following is my plan. Any suggestions or modifications? [closed]

Currently, I have two years of experience in the field of IT and IT security. The type of work isn't what I expected when I was a student. Since then, I've asked people who work in this field, who ...
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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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Starting out, where should I be looking for vulns? Big bounty sites vs. smaller projects? [closed]

I'm an amateur web application security enthusiast with what I would say is an intermediate level of knowledge at this point. I'm interested in finding full time work as a web app pen tester. Up ...
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C++ or Java for a career in Information Security [duplicate]

I wanted to know which language should i chose if i want to have a career in information security later on (about to get into college). I have even read that c dominates c++ and if that is the case is ...
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Builder vs. Breaker - Do developers make good pen testers & vice versa

Do developers necessarily make good penetration testers & vice versa? The reason I ask is that I find I have much more of a knack for figuring out how an existing piece of software works and can ...
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What is a pen tester?

I asked two pen testers what exactly it is that they do. One of them has told me that all he ever does is try to find exploits in the software in order to gain access to internal servers and nothing ...
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Is it possible to make a living selling exploits? [closed]

Is it possible to make a living (say $75k+ a year) finding and selling vulnerabilities? It doesn't matter (for the sake of this question) whether it means selling purely to a bug bounty program or ...
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need guidance for cybersecurity job [closed]

I'm 17 yrs old and I'm Thai. I have been in a military school and I really love computer stuff especially security stuff. My question here is what should my career be and what could I study now as a ...
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White Hat Communities [closed]

I've been searching Google for a bit and I'm having difficulty finding credible White Hat forums. For example, when one wants to discuss bitcoin they go to bitcointalk, is there a white hat ...
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Breaking into the IT Security Industry as a pentester [closed]

I am currently a programmer with 4 years of experience. In the past I have done tech support for a few years and was an instructor at an IT trade school for a few years. I have a good balance of IT ...
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personal studies to become a security expert [closed]

I'm a little late, I'm 21 always been interested in IT and this past year I've looked here and there for computer security, but I don't have a diploma. I never had any idea on what to do in my life ...
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Pursue career in Network Security [duplicate]

My qualification is Masters in Computer Science and i am currently working as a Technical Support Associate (Network Support) with a MNC. I am good with JAVA programing and have worked on some small ...
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SANS Forensic Course -worth it? [closed]

I'm a Security Student at Pennsylvania State University and I am considering taking FOR408 through SANS this summer in Pittsburgh (not far from my home). I really want this to help me stand out in my ...
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How would one go about becoming a Security Researcher [closed]

Can any Security Researchers/Pentesters/Hackers point me in a direction to learn about becoming a Security Researcher and steps to take?
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Evaluating candidates for Hacker/Pen Test Positions [closed]

If I need to employ Penetration Testers, what are the procedures to follow and how to examine candidates to know their skills and qualifications. Also, I need to know what are the ...
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What should someone learn to get into IT Security? [closed]

I want to learn about security. How to monitor systems, mobile devices, computers etc. What sort of stuff do I need to research to get into my own devices and monitor/change things, be fluent in Linux ...
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Fresh Graduate Going into Penetration Testing

As a fresh graduate I'm wondering what my chances are of joining a great pen-testing group. Is there a risk that a career in pen-testing may one day not be needed? If so, how applicable will skills ...
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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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What does working in cybersecurity look like?

I am thinking of working in cybersecurity since a while now (I am doing a bachelor degree in computer science and I have one in mathematics). However, I don't know what it really looks like. And ...
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Penetration testing job entry exam [closed]

What type of hands on tests should I expect in a interview for a entry level penetration tester? And what do examiners expect a candidate to accomplish (i.e. full compromise)? The reason I ask is ...
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How should one prepare himself for a job interview for penetration testing?

So, the title basically says it all. I would really like to hear out some of the more experienced friends here with their answers for this. Should it revolve around the ability to verbally explain ...
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What are the main reasons to leave an IT Security position? [closed]

There are many questions here on how to enter the field of IT Security. What are some reasons why people have left or are trying to get out of an IT Security position? This may be useful to know in ...
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As a beginner in IT Security, should I learn TCP/IP?

I'm a university lecturer and a web and desktop software developer. For many reasons I want to learn software security to change my field in the long run. It's been a few days that I've started ...
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How to initiate the learning process of modern day IT Security concepts mainly cryptography? [closed]

I am a programmer with about 7 years of experience mainly in Java . I am interested in the subject of cryptography very much . I love algorithms and datastructures . When I first started learning ...
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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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Career path: Is going for PMP along with having a rich experience in the InfoSec field a good career move?

I think the title pretty says it all. Do you think that if one has experience in implementations of security and network solutions, and then gets to become a PMP, will that be an added value to his ...
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Learning IT Security while being paid [closed]

Is there any program out there (from the government or the private sector) where you can learn IT Security (from senior workers) while getting paid (to do the basics as you are learning)? To make ...
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How useful or beneficial is participating in CTF contests for my security career?

Yes, there are already some great questions and answers about CTF contests on StackExhange Security. But before I go down the rabbit hole of comparing all the CTFs out there, trying to find a team to ...
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Cheap, Foot-in-the-door certifications? [closed]

Could you recommend cheap certifications to get your foot in the door of the industry.
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Information Security is becoming more important, but why is it still so difficult to start off in?

For example i have seen countless speachess by the UK goverment on how likely a cyber attack is, if so why do they not offer more incentives for new security professionals. I find it frustrating as a ...
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How to get started in information security with sales background?

I am currently a Masters student looking to change career from sales to IT, specifically Information Security. What are some good resources about finding jobs? What skills should I focus on to get a ...
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Information Security Career tracks - Academically vs. IT certifications

I will try to be as straightforward as possible here. I am currently working as a security integrator at an integration company. I work with products of vendors like Check Point, Cisco, Juniper, HP, ...
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Entry-level jobs for IT risk management? [Security guard v. data entry?] [closed]

E IT Security community, I was wondering if you could offer me recommendations on kick-starting my career in IT and information security. As it stands, I'm more interested in the non-technical side ...
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NetSec/InfoSec position salary expectation and negotiation [closed]

I'm about to receive an offer for a position of "Security developer / Pen-tester" that I have been interviewing for. The firm is moderately sized and as some very big clients, so in terms of cost vs. ...