Category Archives for "Cyber FAQ"

Is Calculus Required for Cybersecurity?

If you’re interested in pursuing a degree in cybersecurity and you dread the thought of taking a lot of high-level math courses, you may be wondering how much math will be required if you decide to get that degree.  I’ve covered the typical math requirements of cybersecurity degree programs before, but in this article, I […]

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Will We Run Out of Cyber Jobs?

This article discusses the cybersecurity job market and the number of expected cybersecurity professionals. To see if cybersecurity might be for you, take our cybersecurity quiz here. To learn how to get started in cybersecurity, check out our article here. At a recent cybersecurity presentation, I heard an executive say that he believes the cybersecurity […]

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7 Awesome Reasons Why Cybersecurity is a Fun Career

I get a lot of questions about the field of cybersecurity.  People often want to know how to get into cybersecurity, what the demand will be in the future, or if the field is hard to keep up with.  But another common question regarding a career in cybersecurity is simply, is cybersecurity fun? Do most […]

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11 Surprising Things Cybersecurity Pros Do Each Day

This article is about common tasks that cybersecurity professionals have stated that they do on a regular basis. If you want to learn more about how to get into cybersecurity, check out our resource here. To learn about entry-level opportunities in cybersecurity, check out our article here. If you’ve ever wondered what a cybersecurity professional […]

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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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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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