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Cyber Security Career Advice Please

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Iím interested in a career change.
My current job involves a lot of logic problems, though not IT related. With some research it appears cyber security and ethical hacking might be a career path for me to pursue.
Are there any free online courses or topics suggested I search on YouTube, etc, that would help me learn about cyber security so I can better understand if I have enough interest and intellect to fully continue down this career path?
Mar 6 '21 #1
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Divyan
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Making one attempt to bump this
4 Weeks Ago #2
SwissProgrammer
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"viewed: 987" and no one even replied a "hello."

Most books and college classes and on-line courses on security and computer security and hacking and variations of hacking (as they relate to computers and computer systems), I have found to be much worse than a waste of time.

Do a Google search on +"security" +"bytes.com" and read what has been said here, all of it by everyone that has posted here since this site began. Then read all of what those posters have said in their other posts. This, as I see it, is an industrial site frequented by people that actually make a living from what they talk about. You should study here first.

Then, after you have read all of that, do a Google search on just +"security". But, it has been my experience that commonly the actual best results on Google for this type of search are at least 10 or maybe 50 listings from the top.

You, YOU, just you, have to study. You HAVE TO study.
4 Weeks Ago #3
Divyan
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@SwissProgrammer
This was worth the 987 non hello posts.

Thank you for your information. Iíll be searching this site for more information. I plan to spend much time studying, but want to make sure I study the correct areas of focus and donít want to waste my time. For that reason, thank you again for this post.

Iíve seen both cyber security and ethical hacking in most of my research up up this point. How do these two careers differ?
4 Weeks Ago #4
Niheel
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SwissProgrammer has provided good information and guidance.

Cyber security is such a broad topic. Everything from application security, data storage, data access, network access, authentication and identity services can fall into the scope of cyber security. That's just a few of the areas, there's many more.

Ethical hacking seems like a proactive approach to cyber security. It has taken off in recent times as an acceptable form of a career path in cyber security. There seem to be good practices available on the internet on how to contribute to the community and the overall health of the internet while at the same time developing skills.

Recently I ran into OpenBugBounty.org and it seems like an interesting approach to ethical hacking. They provide a way to learn about various vulnerabilities as they surface across the internet and also provide details on how to deal with them and how other's dealt with them if they did.

Here are some resources:
Hope that helps!
4 Weeks Ago #5

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