7 Guaranteed Ways to Become a Cybersecurity Pro

This article provides a process that you can follow to become a cybersecurity expert within 3 to 5 years, depending on your background knowledge. If you’re just getting started in cybersecurity, you can view our getting started guide here. We also provide an article about cybersecurity learning strategies for those ready to learn. There was […]

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9 Surprising Benefits of Cybersecurity Careers

This article is about the benefits that many cybersecurity professionals have shared about their careers. If instead, you’re feeling negative, you can check out our article on reasons NOT to go into cybersecurity here. When you’re ready to start your cybersecurity career journey, we recommend you check out our Getting Started in Cybersecurity guide here. […]

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Cybersecurity Insurance with Ben Y.

This is an interview with Ben Yingling of Crawford Yingling Insurance, about the topics of cybersecurity insurance and insurance policies that cybersecurity business owners should consider. ***PLEASE NOTE: Insurance policies can contain many complex variables. Every insurance product and every person’s needs are unique. The information in this video and article is intended for educational […]

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5 Big Reasons NOT to Work in Cybersecurity

This article is about reasons why cybersecurity may not be a good fit for you, as well as some of the downsides to working in cybersecurity. If you’d like to learn more about whether cybersecurity is for you, you can check out our article here, which includes a quiz you can take to help determine […]

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Interviewing and Onboarding with Zach T.

This is part two an interview from 2019 with Zach Tomlin of Tomlin Technology, where Zach discusses interviewing strategies and how the onboarding process works at this company. You can view part one of this interview here. Matt from StartaCyberCareer.com: What happens when your CIO or your CTO asks a question (during an interview) and […]

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Security Clearances with John F.

Matt from StartaCyberCareer.com  This is an interview with John Fenner, who works as a Security Architect for a government contractor. In this interview, John explains some of the nuances of having a security clearance. If you need more information on security clearances, you can view our security clearance guide here. Hi everybody, this is Matt […]

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Cyber Entrepreneurship with Zach T.

This is an interview from 2019 with Zach Tomlin of Tomlin Technology, where Zach discusses starting a cybersecurity business, getting into the cybersecurity field, and how his company handles hiring candidates. To view other interviews with cybersecurity professionals, visit our interview page here. Matt from StartaCyberCareer.com: Hi Everybody, this is Matt with StartaCyberCareer.com. I’m here […]

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7 Big Advantages of Cybersecurity Associate Degrees

This article is specifically about associate degree programs at community colleges. If you need information on bachelor’s degrees in cybersecurity, you can view our article here. We’ve also discussed the difficulty level you can expect when enrolling in a college cybersecurity program, and what to do if you’ve completed your degree but are having trouble […]

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What is a Cybersecurity Capture the Flag?

Cybersecurity competitions are interesting events that are becoming more popular in the cybersecurity community. One common event type is a “Capture the Flag” (also referred to as CTF) competition, which are available both online and in-person in many areas.  In this article, I’ll explain what a capture the flag competition is, and why you need […]

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Getting Into Cybersecurity Part 2: Timeline, FAQ

In part 1 of our getting into cybersecurity series, we covered our process that will help you get into cybersecurity faster.  If you haven’t gone through that article and the steps in it, it’s worth your time to go back through that now.  However, to summarize, in that article we said that in order to […]

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