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Re: In TERRIBLE NEED of Mentorship

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Re: In TERRIBLE NEED of Mentorship

Kiley - You have a Masters in Communications. I'm guessing you don't want to go for another Masters in something like Information Security, so that leaves us in a place where you probably need a lot of individual training.

InfoSec has many different functions. I'd ask myself what area I want to go into and then train yourself (or pay for training) for the foundational skills needed for that type of job.

Brainstorming here - many InfoSec/Risk Management functions have challenges communicating their goals/issues/problems/successes to leadership or their clients. Perhaps you could blend your communication skills and InfoSec/Risk Management passion into an in-demand service: Helping InfoSec/Risk Management teams/businesses communicate better.
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Re: In TERRIBLE NEED of Mentorship

> Skhonig (Newcomer II) posted a new reply in Career on 01-05-2020 04:58 PM in the

> I ran into this problem 5 1/2 years ago and I am still seeing this problem.  I
> have heard from many who are trying to get into cybersecurity even though there
> are "jobs going unfilled".

The "jobs going unfilled" schtick is a lie that we've been seeing reiterated in
security for over 20 years and in other areas of tech for at least 40.

Getting into security takes hard work, and you're going to have to do *extra*
work, beyond what you get paid for, in order to do it. There is no magic bullet.

Volunteer. Go to BSides confs. (If there isn't one in your area, *start* a BSides
conf.) Join local groups. Do research. Study.

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Re: In TERRIBLE NEED of Mentorship

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Re: In TERRIBLE NEED of Mentorship


@kcf9889 wrote:
My experience has been a couple of graduate classes and some random freelance work. My primary interest is actually in digital forensics.

If you lack a lot of experience in IT then you have picked the hardest specialty to go into with no/little IT experience. Have you done any digital forensics? Is it something you tried and thought it might be something you want to do? It is not as exciting as NCIS and the ilk would make it out to be. To succeed and really enjoy forensics you MUST be detail oriented and enjoy doing mundane, repetitive work with occasional flashes of excitement. In order to be good at forensics you need to know how computers/networks,digital equipment works. It can be exciting if you are trying to track down a criminal or prove their "evil deeds" but it involves a lot of disk copies, evidence tracking, reviewing logs, etc. without making mistakes. Usually the ones with the most experience in forensics tend to be in the law enforcement field. Some ideas for you.