There are a wide variety of cybersecurity careers to choose from and the possibilities may seem overwhelming. In this video, Marc shows you how to zero in on the security careers that are best for you. Learn how to align your strengths and passions with the right cybersecurity specializations and careers.
- There are so many cybersecurity careers to chose from the possibilities may seem overwhelming. Should you be a security analyst, a security auditor, or perhaps a digital forensics specialist? The good news is there's probably a job that's a great match for your current skills or passions. If you're not sure what your skills or passions are a personal assessment can help. Ask yourself, are you a people person. If you are you might be great at security sales or consulting, both of these require strong people skills.
You could also use your people skills to get on a management track to security director or chief information security officer. People skills are important for any type of leadership job. Do you have strong technical skills? Then a security engineering, digital forensics, or security administration job might be perfect for you. There's no lack of security jobs where you can apply your tech know how. If you love hacking systems you'd make a great penetration tester, technical security auditor or vulnerability assessor.
There are plenty of legit ways to make a living if your true love is hacking. And if you know how to code you could be a security software developer or a security code auditor. Organizations are recognizing the need to consider security throughout application development. As someone who understands secure coding techniques you'll fit right in. There's a handout for this video to help guide you through a more formal assessment. The handout also shows which cybersecurity jobs could be a good match for you.
Then you'll have at least a general idea of which cybersecurity careers you should target. While it makes it good sense to find a security job that matches your skills and passions as much as possible you might end up in a security role that isn't a perfect fit. That's okay, no matter where you land every job is a chance to gain valuable experience while you keep looking for the right job.
- Identifying your potential
- Targeting a career or specialization
- Researching jobs
- Locating training
- Shadowing cybersecurity experts
- Earning certifications
- Studying IT basics
- Revising your resume
- Applying for jobs
- Acing the interview
- Creating a professional brand