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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The Definitive Guide for Getting into Cybersecurity

This StartaCyberCareer.com series will show you how to get into the cybersecurity field, even if you don’t have any experience or a degree.  If instead you’re interested in learning cybersecurity, go here for our series on the best strategies to learn cybersecurity.  If you’re not sure if cybersecurity is right for you, check out our […]

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Where Do Cybersecurity Professionals Work?

If you’re looking to get into the professional field of cybersecurity, you may be asking yourself the question of specifically where you might work. In this article, I’ll answer the question of where cybersecurity professionals work, and shed some light on what life is like for professionals in our industry today. So, where do cyber […]

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What Cisco’s Changes To Their Certifications Mean For You

Cisco recently announced that they will be making major changes to their certifications, including eliminating the CCENT certification, condensing and eliminating some of the CCNA associate level certifications, and removing the prerequisite exams for their CCNP level certifications (which they’re also changing by the way.) We did a quick video to cover our thoughts (based […]

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Why Is Cybersecurity Important?

When most people hear the words cybersecurity, what do they think of? They may think of a hacker trying to get into an individual’s bank account, a company or organization’s computers being rendered unusable by ransomware, or they may think of an IT department at a bank trying to keep personal information safe from people […]

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How Do Cybersecurity Companies Make Money?

Cybersecurity companies represent a type of business that has become vastly more prominent since the turn of the century, due to the massive increase in data and computer use and the hacking and cybersecurity attacks that those computer systems have attracted.  Many people, especially those interested in a cybersecurity career, wonder how cybersecurity companies actually […]

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Security Clearances and Cybersecurity: What You Need To Know

This article is about the process of security clearances and how they impact those entering the field of cybersecurity.  If you are looking for information regarding working in cybersecurity with a criminal background, we suggest you review our article on criminal backgrounds in cybersecurity or our article on cybersecurity employer drug testing first. The process of becoming […]

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