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

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Certification courses from a novice to professional [on hold]

I would like to know the list of certification courses that I can start as a beginner and become proficient in the field of network security and from which website or institution can I take the ...
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Cyber security specialist vs. consultant vs. architect [closed]

I have a general understand of these 3 roles, but no working experience (actually I work in security R&D). For example (I know some details may vary in different companies): [Specialist] - design ...
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Ethical Hacking/Bug Bounty programs: Best way to get started professionally? [closed]

I am self-employed (degree in computer science) and I have been fighting a serious illness for the past several years (and still am) which makes it pretty much impossible to take on client projects as ...
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I want to be a cybersecurity professional, but it feels as if I am so far behind. What do I need to do to catch up? [closed]

At the moment, I am going into my Sophomore year majoring in Cybersecurity at a state university. Overall, the learning process has felt comparatively slow with others my age. While the courses I am ...
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How do security professionals measure their success? [closed]

How do security professionals measure their success and how do they communicate this to others in their organizations? The way I see it, if no security incidents occur then either the security team ...
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Considering majoring in “information security and network engineering”. Will this course leave me between two different career paths?

I am interested in majoring in something related to cybersecurity, so I read about it and looked up the college programs near me. The only course that I found relating to it in Jordan (my home country)...
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Career advice - Is it possible to get a security job without formal education? What can compensate for the lack of it? [closed]

Context: I am twenty and I am a high school dropout. I have a basic working knowledge of software development, penetration testing, vulnerability research, reverse engineering and exploit development. ...
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Application and Information Security software development market [closed]

This is a question more about how the market is for a software engineer with a focus on application and information security, mainly development and software engineering, either of secure practices ...
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Changing Horses Mid-Stream: A New Career in Technology [closed]

So, after a few years in the professional world of sales, I have finally stumbled onto something that I actually enjoy doing and being around: the wonderful world of IT. Perhaps I am crazy? Anyways, ...
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How to respond to interview questions for infosec position? [closed]

I have applied for an infosec internship with a company and they sent me a reply email asking me to answer a specific question. They want me to draw a network diagram with specific components and ...
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Become master in two different infosec fields [closed]

I need career advice. I'm deeply,insanely interested in two fields of cyber security: Malware Analysis Web/System/Network Penetration Testing I have lots of learning resources about pentesting and ...
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Does the value of security certifications for hiring/being hired decrease for more experienced positions? [closed]

In an industry where there are a dizzying array of security certifications to be had, many of them are either entry-level certifications, or are based around a particular area of specialization (...
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Pursuing a career in Cybersecurity

I'm getting ready to start my undergraduate studies and I am little confused as to where I should place my studies. I like solving puzzles, analyzing data fun and find exploits and pentesting. I want ...
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How to Estimate the Value of GIAC certification to future career growth and earnings? [closed]

I am currently a CISA exam passer having passed my Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam from ISACA in June of last summer. I currently work as an IT auditor to accumulate the work ...
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Is there any chance for me in Information Security field? [closed]

I am third-year-student majoring Business administration. However after come to university, I found that I am very interested in Information security and want to pursue this field after graduating. Is ...
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How do I decide my specialization in cyber security? [closed]

I have done web security and interested in learning mobile security, IOT security, malware analysis etc. Will doing all of this make me "Jack of all but master of none". I have a limited time to ...
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GSEC Certification clarificationadvice?

Apologies if my questions seem a little basic or not meant for a technical forum (Unsure where to post a career related question). I am looking into doing courses and certifications with the aim of ...
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How do you trust your developer to be competent security wise? [closed]

Let's say that you want to hire a developer to deal with a part of a project in which you don't have any expertise. How can you have confidence that he knows what he's doing since you have no idea ...
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What is the ideal and realistic(affordable) career path to a Cyber Security expert? [closed]

I'm a graduating university student taking up BS Computer Science with a specialization in Network Engineering, so I'm currently immersed in CCNA and am about to take the cert exam this month. I've ...
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Legal precaution to work as freelance pentester [closed]

I got some extra work as a freelance pentester. I was contacted by a security company to help them pentest one of their client website. What are the standard legal precaution that I have to take so ...
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Is it possible to do research in both Computer Architecture and Security

I just finished with my MSc in Computer Science and Engineering (Security study-line) with a thesis on cache timing attacks on virtualized environments. I also have an MEng in Electronic and ...
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Which cybersecurity job is most likely to be remote

When looking to get into cybersecurity what job/certification is most likely to be available as a remote position?
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Difference between a security analyst and a security engineer?

Looking out for jobs/internships, I see these two designations used almost interchangeably at times and at other times they mean different things. So as someone who have no experience in security, ...
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Information security career [closed]

I am a graduate software engineer ( Bachelor degree ), now working as software engineer. I am thinking about following a career in information security. My question is: Should I follow a master ...
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Is it probable that a penetration tester can eventually become a good malware analyst? [closed]

Would it be logical for a pen tester who knows scripting and how viruses/malware are made to apply for a job as a malware analyst? Would this give him/her an edge at all? Or not really.
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How can I proceed with my research on applying machine learning in Cyber Security? [closed]

I have two years of experience as a pen tester, I want to do masters in machine learning and security and research in finding ways to tackle current security problems through machine learning. Also ...
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Career Information [closed]

I am currently studying Forensic Psychology but have had a slight change in what I would like to do as a career. I would like to move over into the world of cyber crime / security. I was wondering if ...
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Do the skills of a software developer transfer well into working in computer security or white hat hacking? [closed]

I am conflicted. I want to become a software developer but I am also interested in the networking side of things… Is software development and network security 2 whole different beasts? If they are, ...
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InfoSec Jobs without College Degree With Work Experience? [closed]

This question as been asked before it seems, but I could use some advice myself for my specific situation. I am very frustrated with my university. I study software engineering and I am very bored. I ...
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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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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 and ...
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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 much programming knowledge do I need to enter the security field? [closed]

I'm still young (16 years old) and I haven't entered the security field yet. I'm curious how much programming I need to enter the security field. I can write real-life programs in Python. I can also ...
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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 ...