Cybersecurity Career

Why Skipping a Cybersecurity Degree is Good for Your Career and Pocket Book

If you are clear on a career in cybersecurity, spending 4 years on a bachelor's degree is more than likely a waste of your time and money. You can learn everything for free on the Internet. And, are "core" courses really going to help you? Political science, art appreciation, history?

Cybersecurity Paper Tigers are Killing Us

A paper tiger is a fake tiger, made of paper. It may appear to be a real tiger, but it has no substance, is unable to stand up to challenge, and can't perform any other tiger duties. Let's do the cybersecurity industry a favor and work to get rid of the paper tigers.

Security+ Training and Certification: Its Value for Cybersecurity Professionals

A great way to get ahead in a cybersecurity career is to secure a credential. One of the most popular is the CompTIA Security+ certification. Don't be intimidated by the thought of the test! There are ways to prepare and it is actually a very approachable credential for a beginning professional. Here are the answers to a few FAQ's that candidates often have.

Do College Degrees Matter in a Cybersecurity Career?

If you’re looking to break into the cybersecurity profession, you have two different potential career paths facing you. You can either enroll in a college degree program, or complete cybersecurity certifications. This article will walk you through both options so that you can determine which path is better suited to your career goals.

History of Cybersecurity Certifications

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the world. Job seekers, career switchers, and hiring managers alike need a fast but rigorous way to qualify candidates for jobs. Certifications prepare cybersecurity specialists for jobs and help companies determine which candidates are best qualified for their open positions.

7 Top Certifications for Cybersecurity Professionals

To be best prepared to enter or promote your role in the cybersecurity job market, it’s a good idea to explore the certifications available, including the top seven which will prepare you for specific roles, including: CISSP, CompTIA Security+, CAP, CEH, CHFI, CISM, and CASP.

7 Hardest Cybersecurity Certifications

Certifications can be the most cost-effective way to boost your credentials no matter where you are in your career. Some cybersecurity certifications are fairly straightforward, but others can provide you with a real challenge.We ranked the seven hardest cybersecurity certifications based on required experience, exam duration, exam requirements, and prerequisites needed to earn the certificate as well as the pay it can offer.

7 Hottest Cybersecurity Jobs for 2018

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States (and really, around the world). If you’re looking at making it your career, you need to know what cybersecurity jobs are the hottest up-and-comers in 2018.We created a point system in which we assigned value to each job based on pay, growth rate, career options, coolness factor, and experience required. Here are our topic picks.

Why Aren’t More Women in Cybersecurity?

When it comes to the numbers of women in cybersecurity, we’ve got good news and bad news.The good news is that women are well represented in on-screen hacker dramas. Nomi in Sense8, Chen Lien in Blackhat, and Lisbeth Salandar in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo all portray tech-savvy female hackers to their legions of fans around the world.

How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: A Concise Guide

One of today’s most in-demand and lucrative fields, cybersecurity (or infosec, as it’s sometimes called) can let you protect key data, undermine international espionage, catch cyber criminals, and stay on the front lines of technology. Plus, you can earn a top-performer’s salary and enjoy a range of interesting career opportunities. Let’s take a look at what cybersecurity is, the state of the infosec job market, cybersecurity across industries, careers in the field, and educational opportunities to help you get started.

Do Employers Value Cybersecurity Certifications?

Are you looking for a career on the front lines of national defense or at the cutting edge of corporate security? 

Information security, sometimes called cybersecurity, could be the field for you.  

To Cert or Not Cert

Since entering the IT field later in my career-life, I noticed an on-going debate amongst cybersecurity professionals: to cert or not to cert. There seems to be those (like myself) that push the obtainment of a certificate(s). On the flip side, there are those that tend to lump certificates into the “not-needed” category. Mostly, the argument is “learn it yourself”. This is especially true among “hackers”. I say “hackers” because the term hacker is actually a misnomer, and can be its own topic. The bigger picture considers whether a certificate outweighs a degree program.