What cybersecurity skills and certs should a beginner have? | Cyber Work Live

"I am a co-op advisor with the University of Cincinnati and work primarily with engineering & IT students. My questions are: Would you differentiate the certificates you recommend focusing on if a student is completing or has recently completed an IT degree versus computer science or computer engineering? If a student is unsuccessful in finding a directly related cybersecurity co-op, what fields/companies/roles would best position the student to successfully find a cybersecurity co-op or FT role? What niche fields or related skills in addition to core cybersecurity skills would beginners find surprising that it’s important to know?"

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.

Watch the full Q&A here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Qy-hifgu0

This episode was recorded live on March 25, 2021. Want to join the next Cyber Work Live and get your career questions answered, see upcoming events here: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/events/

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