Is a cybersecurity certification necessary (I failed Security+)? | Cyber Work Live

"What advice would you give to someone who has a strong desire to learn and work in cybersecurity but who has a really hard time taking exams? For perspective, I’ve failed Security+ and can’t really financially afford to keep taking it. Is a certification ABSOLUTELY necessary to break in the field?"

A panel of experts answered this question during our first ever Cyber Work Live. Hear from Gene Yoo, CEO of Resecurity, and the expert brought in by Sony to triage the 2014 hack; Mari Galloway, co-founder of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu and Victor “Vic” Malloy, General Manager, CyberTexas.

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