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I recently did an interview with Karen Marcus for Careers in Cybersecurity on education, career development, and cybersecurity career success.  The transcript is provided below and is divided into a section for those just starting out in cybersecurity, those mid-career and those late into their career.  Enjoy the read and please let me know your thoughts in your comments. For someone just starting out in cybersecurity: What degrees should they pursue? Any advice for landing that first job? There are a variety of degrees from associates to Ph.D. that concentrate…

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People charged with filling career positions at their companies need to be on the lookout for ransomware—especially GoldenEye ransomware. GoldenEye is a new form ransomware written by the same cybercriminal who gave us the Petya and Mischa ransomware attacks. The author has applied some of the same distribution tactics that Petya and Mischa are known for by masking the ransomware as a job application. GoldenEye attacks typically begin with an email that appears to be from someone interested in a position. The inboxes of human resource personnel and hiring managers…

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Security is a growing field, and with its growth come many different career options. As you gain experience in different security areas, you may choose to further specialize or move into management in that area. Some security roles include analyst, network security engineer, auditor, computer forensics and penetration testing. Analyst Security analysts interpret security information from within the organization and from outside entities and make recommendations to management. They review security logs and data collectors for organizational systems and alert colleagues to potential threats. Some analysts work in a Network…

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Do you know why all the major online retailers offer a way for users to review products? It’s because people want feedback from others when making a decision. Cybersecurity job searches are no different. A resume may say a lot about skills and experience, but it says little about a person and, in the end, it’s the person who gets hired. Start networking to accomplish this. You can do this by building a network, networking through groups and through social networking. Building a network A word from a colleague or…

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New graduates are in a tough spot, especially those interested in cybersecurity. A majority of cybersecurity positions require one or more years of experience; and thus the difficulty because experience is often earned on the job. Don't let this hold you back from applying for one of these positions because there are many ways to get the experience you need. Certification Certification is an excellent way to demonstrate skills, especially when experience is lacking. Certification tests are typically timed, multiple-choice exams that measure knowledge of a specific subject. Some of…

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I was recently the keynote speaker and the IT professional development event hosted by Cuyahoga Community College and the Helpdesk Institute.  My keynote demonstrated possible career paths for the IT students.  Some asked specific questions on what they might do based on their individual backgrounds. IT Professional Development – HDI Keynote – Eric Vanderburg from Eric Vanderburg

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