We are a group of cybersecurity professionals and trainers who are passionate about the field of cybersecurity and the career opportunities that it provides.  We've been asked countless times for advice on:

  • How to connect with employers
  • How to land an internship or first job
  • How to negotiate a raise or promotion
  • How to gain a security clearance
  • How to interview effectively
  • How to improve a specific technical skill
  • Which sector of the cybersecurity to pursue
  • Which certifications to earn
  • How to get into cybersecurity
  • How to learn cybersecurity
  • We realized that the best way to help others was to compile the information and resources we've accumulated into a centralized location.  And with that goal, StartACyberCareer.com was born.


    Evan Barnes

    Network Security, Forensics

    Evan Barnes is a computer technician who holds a Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification and a degree in Cybersecurity.  His primary focus areas in cyber security are computer networking and digital forensics.  Evan contributes articles on network security and certifications, as well as operating systems.  Evan enjoys rock climbing, playing the bass guitar, and brainstorming app ideas.  

    Connect with Evan on LinkedIn at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/evan--barnes/

    Tucker Corey

    Networking, Forensics

    Tucker Corey is a cyber security professional with a focus on networking, digital forensics, and computer repair.  He holds the Cisco CCENT and CompTIA Security+ certifications, as well as a degree in Cybersecurity.  Tucker contributes articles on cyber security certifications and career paths.  In his free time, Tucker enjoys playing with his dog, hiking, and taking long bike rides.  

    Connect with Tucker on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tcorey22/

    Matt Day

    Networking, Network Security

    Matt Day is a cyber security trainer with a background in computer networking.  He holds Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications, as well as degrees in Computer Information Science and Business.  Matt contributes articles on cyber security certifications, career paths and career advice.  In his free time, Matt enjoys reading, exercise and playing the guitar.  

    Connect with Matt on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-t-day/

    Jared Patterson

    Network Security, Network Design

    Jared Patterson is a cyber security professional with a primary focus on network security, network design, digital forensics, and Windows Server. He also holds a degree in cyber security. Jared contributes articles on cyber security, forensics and career paths. In his free time, Jared enjoys spending time with family, reading, playing with his cats, and taking walks around his community.

    Connect with Jared on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared--patterson/

    Alex Spinnichio

    Networking, Forensics

    Alex Spinnichio is a cyber security professional with a passion for networking and digital forensics. He holds a degree in cyber security with aspirations for an IT focused information systems degree. Alex contributes to articles on cyber security career paths and used his passion for film to create a video series to educate others on career pathways in the cyber field. Alex enjoys fishing, football, and longboarding in his free time.

    Connect with Alex on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-spinnichio/