How to become a security domain expert

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I have been doing programming for more than 10 years using various programming languages on multiple platforms/technologies/protocols.

I am thinking to switch my career and become a security domain expert. How do I get started? I would appreciate any tutorials, books, blogs which would help me to gain security domain knowledge.

I would like to focus on wireless security domain.
Apr 19, 2023 in Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking by anish
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Switching your career to become a security domain expert is a great decision, as the demand for cybersecurity professionals is constantly increasing. Here are some resources to get you started:

  1. Take online courses: There are many online courses available that can help you gain a foundation in security domain knowledge. Some popular platforms include Coursera, Udemy, and edX. Here are some courses that you might find useful:
  • Cybersecurity for Business Professionals
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Network Security Fundamentals
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Penetration Testing
  1. Attend conferences and webinars: Attending conferences and webinars is a great way to learn from experts in the field and to network with other professionals. Some popular conferences and webinars include:
  • Black Hat
  • RSA Conference
  • DEF CON
  • SANS Webcasts
  1. Read security books: There are many security books available that can help you gain a deeper understanding of security concepts and techniques. Some popular books include:
  • "The Art of Deception" by Kevin Mitnick
  • "Hacking Exposed" by Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray, and George Kurtz
  • "The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing" by Patrick Engebretson
  • "The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications" by Michal Zalewski
  • "Applied Cryptography" by Bruce Schneier
  1. Get certified: Getting certified in security can help demonstrate your knowledge and expertise to employers. Some popular certifications include:
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Remember that the security domain is vast and constantly evolving. Keep learning and staying up to date with the latest threats and trends in the field. Good luck on your journey!

To know more join our Cyber Security Course today.

answered Apr 19, 2023 by Edureka
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