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The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Cybersecurity Consultant

What is a Cybersecurity Consultant? A cybersecurity consultant (also known as an information security analyst or information security consultant) is a cyber professional who examines their organization’s security infrastructure and makes recommendations for improvement.  Cybersecurity consultants test the existing infrastructure for weaknesses and report those weakness to their employer. Frequently they will be asked to […]

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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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How to Become a Penetration Tester [WITH INTERVIEWS]

This article is about the Penetration Tester career path and how to become a penetration tester.  If you’re looking for information on the best resources to learn penetration testing, go to our penetration testing resources article here.  If instead you need more information about penetration testing certifications, you can see our comparison reviews on PenTest+ […]

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How to Become a Computer Network Specialist (With Interviews)

What is a Computer Network Specialist? A computer network specialist (occasionally called a computer network support specialist) is responsible for maintaining the networking infrastructure and security of an organization. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that computer network specialists “maintain the integrity and security of a company’s network and the systems connected to it.” […]

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The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Cyber Security Analyst

What is a Cyber Security Analyst? A cyber security analyst (sometimes called a security analyst or information security analyst) is responsible for the security of an organization’s computer systems and information technology assets. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that cyber security analysts “plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer […]

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