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Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This

Last summer, cybersecurity journalist and investigative reporter Brian Krebs wrote in his daily blog about the challenges faced by those breaking into the cybersecurity career field today. Krebs commented that while those that are interested in a cybersecurity career may hold related degrees and certifications, many lack hands-on experience in this area—which is what is wanted by C-level executives. While most recent college graduates lack practical experience, Krebs goes on to explain that unlike other career fields, significant hands-on experience can be achieved through self-directed learning. Lastly, Krebs offers a list of foundational topics critical to cybersecurity along with some recommended strategies to attain hands-on experience.

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