Establishing a Career Path in Cyber Security.

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I recently read an answer on Quora that mentioned of "Bug Bounty hunting". This stole my attention and as such i am thinking of making cyber security as my career choice. 

Can somebody tell me what certifications will I need for this and what career paths are available in cyber security? Thanks.

Sep 6 in Career Counselling by Sam

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Many certifications are available in cyber security for those professionals who want to develop further expertise in the field or add credentials to their resume.Many colleges and universities offer them too. Students examine principles of computer systems security, including attack protection and prevention. Courses explore cryptographic techniques, legal issues in computer security, digital forensics and designs for network perimeter defenses.

The following courses are often offered in a cyber security certificate program.

  • Technology and National Security.

  • Introduction to penetration testing.

  • Cyber risk management for decision makers


New cyber threats appear constantly, creating new and innovative career opportunities. And because any individual or organization is a potential target for cyberattacks – from governments to banks to hospitals – cyber security professionals can find employment in a wide range of industries. Some of the more common career paths in this field include:

  • Chief Information Security Officer

  • Forensic Computer Analyst

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Penetration Tester

  • Security Architect

  • IT Security Engineer

  • Security Systems Administrator

  • IT Security Consultant

answered Sep 6 by Sirajul
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Best certifications for cybersecurity are as below.

  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker.
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager.
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
  • GSEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials.

Career path for cybersecurity

There are multiple job opportunities for security in companies due to many cyber attacks ad security breaches. A few of the job roles are -

1. Information Security Analyst

2. Security Systems Administrator

3. Information Security Architect

4. Security Consultant

answered Sep 9 by Cherukuri
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If you're looking for getting into Bug Bounty Hunting, you do not need any kind of certifications. All they need is a good knowledge. All the best!
answered Sep 9 by Manasi
Yeah I agree with you Manasi, for doing ethical hacking and getting a job in cyber security all you need is good knowledge of any scripting language and networking. You can learn rest from internet and do dummy hecks by yourself.
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As you have already gathered information about cybersecurity so you need a Government supported cybersecurity course in which you can study about all the modules basic to advanced and also job placement assistance. there are lots of institutes providing the same but as a former student, I would recommend you ISCP course which is very beneficial Cyber Security course for your career.

answered 2 days ago by anonymous
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