Category Archives for "Cyber FAQ"

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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Getting into Cybersecurity: Strategies, Resources, Advice

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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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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Can I Get a Cyber Security Job With a Criminal Record?

This article is about criminal backgrounds and how they can impact those entering the field of cybersecurity.  If instead, you are looking for information regarding security clearances in cybersecurity, we suggest you review our article on how to get a security clearance in cybersecurity.  If you’re interested in the related topic of employer drug testing in […]

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Use Volunteering to Gain Cyber Security Experience

One aspect of a resume that many people overlook, but that I believe can be helpful in the job search, is work-related volunteer experience.  Work-related volunteer experience can have a positive impact on a resume in that it can substitute for basic experience for those that have none, and it also speaks positively about someone’s […]

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