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Question asked by yogi.bharadwaj in #Hacking and Security on Nov 27, 2013
yogi.bharadwaj
yogi.bharadwaj · Nov 27, 2013
Rank C2 - EXPERT
hello friends i want to make my career in cyber security field can any body tell me which qualities are needed and how to start it.how can i join it and make my career in this field. Posted in: #Hacking and Security
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Nov 27, 2013
Rank A1 - PRO
Qualities are the same as any 'engineer'. The skills, required would include deep knowledge of various operating systems, various networks, programming & scripting languages etc. Basically, a cyber security expert is incredibly good at understanding computing systems in depth.

Making a career in cyber security would be interesting and a lot of people are opting for it these days. I believe you should begin by taking a course on cyber security from a reputed institute. Do enquire about CISCO-NIIT cyber security program. I don't have first hand reviews of it; but it does look promising for the start.

Given your background in Electronics & Communication; I believe starting with networking is also a good option. If you are working with any company, it'd help if you can check if there are any learning opportunities in your company.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Nov 27, 2013
Rank A1 - PRO
I'm tagging cyber security expert @rahul jamdade to offer more insights into career opportunities available.
yogi.bharadwaj
yogi.bharadwaj · Nov 28, 2013
Rank C2 - EXPERT
Kaustubh Katdare
Qualities are the same as any 'engineer'. The skills, required would include deep knowledge of various operating systems, various networks, programming & scripting languages etc. Basically, a cyber security expert is incredibly good at understanding computing systems in depth.

Making a career in cyber security would be interesting and a lot of people are opting for it these days. I believe you should begin by taking a course on cyber security from a reputed institute. Do enquire about CISCO-NIIT cyber security program. I don't have first hand reviews of it; but it does look promising for the start.

Given your background in Electronics & Communication; I believe starting with networking is also a good option. If you are working with any company, it'd help if you can check if there are any learning opportunities in your company.
thanks you tell about networking is it different if yes then what is it and how to join?
Rahul Jamgade
Rahul Jamgade · Sep 27, 2014
Rank D1 - MASTER
one should have good understanding of Networking and Systems. If you have some experience in this field , its better.

One can choose among many options available,
  • Digital Forensic Investigator
  • Pen Tester
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Network / Systems Security Engineer( Administrator)
  • Techno-Legal Consultant / Cyber Lawyers
  • Computer Crime Investigator
  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Analyst/Manager
  • Information assurance consultant

You can do couple of certifications , like:
(ISC)2 - CISSP
ISACA – CISM , CISA
GIAC – GSEC,GPEN, GISF,GWAPT
EC-Council – CEH, CHFI,LPT
Cisco – CCNA Security
COMPTIA – Security+
ISACA - ISO 27001 LA

However the field is huge and you have to have basic knowledge in this area to choose the right option.

Try to get basic understanding into the field before jumping in.
NaveenTulsi
NaveenTulsi · Sep 28, 2014
Rank E1 - BEGINNER
Rahuljam
one should have good understanding of Networking and Systems. If you have some experience in this field , its better.

One can choose among many options available,
  • Digital Forensic Investigator
  • Pen Tester
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Network / Systems Security Engineer( Administrator)
  • Techno-Legal Consultant / Cyber Lawyers
  • Computer Crime Investigator
  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Analyst/Manager
  • Information assurance consultant

You can do couple of certifications , like:
(ISC)2 - CISSP
ISACA – CISM , CISA
GIAC – GSEC,GPEN, GISF,GWAPT
EC-Council – CEH, CHFI,LPT
Cisco – CCNA Security
COMPTIA – Security+
ISACA - ISO 27001 LA

However the field is huge and you have to have basic knowledge in this area to choose the right option.

Try to get basic understanding into the field before jumping in.
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Hi there,
I have a similar query like my friend has asked here. Say we do any of the above said certification in a technology, will that help us getting a good job in today's scenario. I'm also a ECE engineer. Graduated this year. Scored just below 60.
What do you suggest to make a good career in this field ?
Any suggestions/help from your will be appreciable.
Rahul Jamgade
Rahul Jamgade · Jun 4, 2019
Rank D1 - MASTER

"Getting a good job" , I am not sure about that. But it definitely gives you an edge over others . Whether at the time of job interview or with existing job profile.To succeed in the field of information security, one must continue completing certification every two-three years. The certifications can example starts from CEH  --> CISA --> CISSP . Of course this is just an example. Once you get into the industry with some sort of certification , you will slowly understand which path you want to follow in this particular domain. Hope it answers your question.

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