In this article we will take a closer look at the careers a cybersecurity professional can decide to pursue.
If you are a Cybersecurity beginner, there are several choices available in your Cybersecurity Career path that you can explore.
Let’s begin with Cybersecurity Analyst: This is for you if your interest is in protecting an organisations IT infrastructure by using technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage threats. Courses available for example are Comptia Sec +, Comptia Network +, CCNA Cyber Ops.
Cybersecurity Architect: This is for you if your interest is in planning, designing, testing, implementing and maintaining an organization’s computer and network security infrastructure. Focus on certifications like CCNA, Comptia Sec + for a start.
Information Security Manager: This is for you if your interest is in protecting an organization’s computers, networks and data against security breaches and malicious attacks. Focus on Certs like ISO 27001 foundation, ISC2 CAP for a start.
Cybersecurity Researcher: This is for you if you are interested in researching information systems and IT components for exploitable flaws. Focus on certs like LPIC -1, Comptia Linux +, Comptia Sec+ for a start.
Cybersecurity Project Manager: This is for you if you are interested in executing security related projects. You can start with the Comptia Project + certification, ISO 27001 foundation.
DevSecOps Developer: This is for you if you are interested in integrating security practices into every phase of Development Operations. Focus on Comptia Linux+, DevSecOps foundation for a start.
Forensic Computer Analyst: This is for you if you are interested in using forensic skills to recover information from computers and storage devices. Focus on Certs like GCFE, Comptia Sec +, EC-Council CHFI.
Incident Responder: This is for you if you are interested in using a coordinated approach to prepare for, identify, contain and recover from a security event. Focus on Certs like Comptia Sec +, GCIH.
Penetration tester: This is for you if you are interested in performing a simulated cyber-attack against information assets to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. Focus on certs like CEH, Comptia Sec+, eJPT, Comptia Network +, Comptia Linux+.
Security Risk Manager: This is for you if you are interested in identifying, assessing and treating risks that affects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets. Focus on certs like ISO 27001 foundation, GSEC, ISC2 CAP.
Security Auditor: if you are interested in conducting a methodical, quantifiable and practical assessment of an organization’s current security policy, procedure and practice. Certs like ISO 27001 foundation, ISC2 CAP, GSNA.
Security Awareness Manager: This is for you if you are interested in using awareness programs to mitigate breaches amongst employees in an organization. Focus on certs like CISAM, ISO 27001 foundation
Cybersecurity Instructor: This is for you if you want to be a Cybersecurity trainer. You will need to be versatile and understand both technical and non-technical security concepts. As a beginner, focus on certs like Comptia CTT+, Comptia Security +, CCNA
Cybersecurity Lecturer. This is for you if you want to work in an academic environment and teach Cybersecurity. Preferably, you should have some work experience and certifications before starting your PhD in Cybersecurity.
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