How do I start a Career in Cyber Security?

I find a Career in Cyber Security very interesting. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Cyber Security is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Cyber Security. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Cyber Security, when I came across: Technology/Career-in-Cyber-Security/english

Nitin Pandey's professional point of view!

Nitin Pandey is an experienced professional with 11 years in Cyber Security. Nitin Pandey has worked in Cyber Security as Chairman in National Information Security Counsel. In Nitin Pandey's own words, this is how Nitin Pandey got into Cyber Security: "I did my BCA and MCA from Lucknow University and pursuing my Ph D from SGT, Gurgaon. I have been conducting workshops related to cyber security since 2007. I was the head of DEFCON & OWASP, Luchnow for four years. I am working as the Chairman of National Information Security Council (NISC) since 2017."

Career Video on Cyber Security

In a video, Nitin Pandey has talked about various aspects of a Career in Cyber Security. Nitin Pandey started by explaining Cyber Security as: "Cyber security or information technology security are the techniques of protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unauthorized access or attacks that are aimed for exploitation." The video gave me so much food for thought.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Cyber Security, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Cyber Security. Nitin Pandey touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Network Security
  • Web & Mobile Application
  • IOT Services
  • Operating System
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing
  • Risk Management
  • Programming & Coding
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Nitin Pandey then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Cyber Security:
  • Patience
  • Self Motivation
  • Hard Working
  • Leadership
  • Communication Skills
There are great positives of this Career.
Nitin Pandey believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Cyber Security:
  • Respect & Recognition
  • Growth
  • Monetary Potential
  • Career Opportunities
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Nitin Pandey believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Cyber Security:
  • Time Consuming
  • Initial Struggle

In the final section of the video Nitin Pandey talks about How a day goes in a Career in Cyber Security. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Cyber Security, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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This video on a Career in Cyber Security was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. Career Counseling has a new meaning with LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:

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