Your beginner cybersecurity questions, answered! | Cyber Work Live

Whether you’re looking for first-time work in the cybersecurity field, still studying the basics or considering a career change, you might feel overwhelmed with choices. How do you know you have the right knowledge? How do you make yourself stand out in the resume pile? How do you get jobs that require experience without having any experience?

Join a panel of past Cyber Work Podcast guests including 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.

They provide top-notch cybersecurity career advice for novices, including questions from Cyber Work Live viewers.

0:00​ – Intro
3:38​ – I’m tech-savvy. Where do I begin?
10:55​ – Figuring out the field for you
19:16​ – Returning to cybersecurity at 68
23:30​ – Finding a cybersecurity mentor
29:39​ – Non-technical roles in the industry
36:21​ – Breaking into the industry
43:46​ – Standout resume and interview
51:31​ – Is a certification necessary?
56:50​ – Related skills beginners should have
1:04:35​ – Outro

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:

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