You’ve done your research on cybersecurity, looked at various cybersecurity certifications, and have decided that you are ready to embrace a career in cybersecurity. Fantastic, but it appears that you have a few more questions:
Am I ready to make a move into cybersecurity? Do I need a college degree? Do I need to have a technical background?
Great questions – let’s take a look at the answers:
a. You’ve conducted hours of research on cybersecurity, certifications, and possible career opportunities within cybersecurity, and you are excited and motivated to get started – then it looks like cybersecurity might be a great choice for you
b. No, you don’t need a college degree
c. No, you don’t need a technical background – there are technical aspects to cybersecurity, but creativity and the ability to ‘think outside the box’ are extremely important traits or skills of a cybersecurity expert
I’ve worked in a non-cyber, non-IT career field for many years – is it too late to change my career to cybersecurity?
No, it’s never too late – we have cybersecurity experts who started their career in human resources, logistics, or project management, plus many others.
Who should pursue a cybersecurity certification?
Anyone who has an interest in cybersecurity – some certifications require experience, some do not. Review our information on Entry-Level and Intermediate/Advanced cybersecurity certifications – this will provide valuable information on certification organizations and the certifications that could support your desire to be in cybersecurity
What jobs are available to a cybersecurity expert?
There are far too many to name them all, but Cyber Defense Analyst, Information Assurance Analyst, Vulnerability Management Analyst, Security Engineer, Forensics, Malware Analyst, Penetration Tester, Security Controls Assessor – there are dozens of different titles and positions that are in high demand within the government, military, and commercial sectors