At DEF CON 24, SecureNinjaTV talked with several top level cybersecurity professionals about what it takes to develop a career in cybersecurity. We asked what …

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  1. Armstrong Mbah 2 years ago

    Exactly what I needed

  2. MOHD AMIR KHAN 2 years ago

    Thanks for the video, Guys…. I want to know which is the best certification for entry level cyber security career? Do we actually need to some sort of technical experience? Actually… I'm passionate to be a PenTester…. Please reply. …..

  3. James Salomon 2 years ago

    Passion and curiosity eventually equal success. I'm coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Nelson Mendes 2 years ago

    Love the boxeurhacker analogy:)
    Although an late bloomer to this field will definetely look for what it takes for an entry level position for this area.
    Thinking of on +Network or +Security Certification.
    SecureNinjaTV continue the good work:)

  5. kite2surf 2 years ago

    Nice one

  6. jonathan gibson 2 years ago

    so I actually own a cyber security start-up, and I agree with everything they have to say for starter a degree and certs are nice but it doesn't prove you have the ability to do your job. if certs and degrees are your things I'd strongly recommend you stay away from cyber security programs and instead take the more well rounded computer science program then move to certs like sec+ we can skip net+ and A+ because these should be things you learn along the way for sec+ and it's a waste of money, Linux+ should be next on your list it will help with gaining Linux admin jobs if you gain a admin job stick with it if you gain a network job stick with it. if you're looking to go straight into cyber security then your next step is CEH and CISSP ( I'm currently making a CEH video course) but the one test that will make you a solid cyber security analyst/pentester etc is the OSCP which is a real world test that takes 24 hours this isn't just theory anymore it's putting your head to the test and it can be a painful but worth it test. there are other certs like GIAC they make some wonderful ones EC council the makers of CEH also have other certs that break down into categories. once you grab the basics I recommend finding what it is you really want to do in our infinitely growing industry and focus on it. if you want to work with cloud computing Amazon has aww security certs and the list goes on. enjoy your time and learn as much as you can

    oh and recommended programming languages
    Python
    bash
    PowerShell
    these can get you a long way.

  7. Brandon Krieger 2 years ago

    Great video +SecureNinjaTV as always. I'm new to the Cybersecurity industry I would love to know where are the Cybersecurity experts who provided advice seeing the entry level positions? I would love to get started in the field

  8. fernando perez 2 years ago

    So is it advised to get a degree in cyber security or computer science? So many different opinions!

  9. Grabril Cespedes 2 years ago

    what degree I need to study cyber security??

  10. Haris 2 years ago

    lol network security is significantly easier than application security. Sucks that there are more jobs in network security than in reverse engineering or malware analysis, both domains that are a lot more challenging to work in than network security, which should be automated anyway.

  11. Mark AJ 2 years ago

    I'm interested in having a CyberSecurity career, so what course should I take in college? Computer Science?

  12. only1jlg 2 years ago

    Thank you for this video, my son is going to 9th grade and his school offers a cyber security pathway this is a very informative video to help him decide if this is what he wants to do.

  13. Cornelius Williams 2 years ago

    I instantly catch a high when I hear anything about network security. Although I got stuck in the wrong career field (Military) I will ride my passions on the way out.

  14. Joshua Brewer 2 years ago

    Sec+ – CSA+ – CASP. CEH – OCSP – CISSP. Anyone think differently?

  15. Joe Chalk 2 years ago

    I'm confident this is going to be my field but I have no sense of direction of how to go about it. I appreciate these videos! Thanks!

  16. xrandolphx 2 years ago

    Curious as hell, but… over 30, all programming knowledge from back in the day is long gone, and what's left is a BA in Technological Culture and a passion for cyber security that I've never acted on. I'm looking at free online courses so that I can try and move into a low tier IT position at the SaaS company that I work for, then work my way up from that baseline over the next 5-10 years. I think a nice goal would be to become a CISM after some years of hard commitment and adequate experience.

  17. U. T 2 years ago

    I am currently taking computer science major .how can I get I into cyber security

  18. Jean 1 year ago

    It all sounds really good… but here is the issue. You go to school get a degree, a couple of certification, and try to get your first job to get the experience, but no one want to hire you because you don't have the experience. now what? Obviously someone who take the time to study,get certification must have some passion cause there is a lot to learn in this subject. HOW DO YOU GET A JOB IN THE FIELD YOU LOVE FRESH OUT OF COLLEGE AND WITHOUT EXPERIENCE? That I believe is the question that many including me are asking

  19. haider ali 1 year ago

    5:31 mad red Mohawk in the back

  20. drrckmln 1 year ago

    I need more videos like these. I have bachelors degree Information Security systems and STRONG technical background. What entry level position would suit me the best? Great vid SecureNinja!!!

  21. Sidde Ch 1 year ago

    I will be commencing my study later this month for the Course Masters in CyberSecurity at the University of South Australia, Can you please review my course in the link pinned down below, and let me know if this course is well rounded for me to kick start my career in information security. I have recently completed my Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering and I have decided to specialize in CyberSecurity.

    Link to the Course: http://programs.unisa.edu.au/public/pcms/Program.aspx?pageid=5882&sid=10377&tid=473&y=2017

    I eagerly wait for your reply
    Thanks

  22. Uday Bose 1 year ago

    Interesting views from the experts.

  23. Nathan Vogele 1 year ago

    I don't have a college degree in computer since or anything like that… but I grew up with computers, started programming from a young age and a CS degree felt like it'd be SO boring to go through since I'd be relearning most of. I've already been self learning a bunch of stuff, but is it even possible to get into this field without having traditional degree?

  24. Tiara 1 year ago

    Is cyber security more programming/ coding or networking? Or neither. Im interested in this career path but dont know where to start. Should I get a degree in IT first and then specialize in cyber security?

  25. sanchanna sridhar 1 year ago

    Hi.. I am planning to do my masters at cyber security in Australia. Do we have enough scope and jobs for this course?

  26. Govindaraj Rokesh 1 year ago

    Hi I am currently perusing my 2nd year bachelors degree on computer forensics in London. Is there Any chance that I can start my carrier on cyber security with some certificates.

  27. GoodReception 1 year ago

    Loved it.

  28. nitesh baral 1 year ago

    i want to work in the field of cybersecurity in future. should a get a bachelor degree in computer science or a bachelor degree in cybersecurity?

  29. Sarah Middlebrook 1 year ago

    I have a degree in Russian, and I love to learn languages. I did some free coding bootcamps over this last summer, which led me to make a big decision-getting into the tech field instead of going grad school. I'm now getting an AAS in computer programming at the local community college, just to get my feet wet. I'm not sure where to look to even find out if cyber security is something I want to pursue. Is my Russian background analogous in any way to security? Basically what I'm asking-would I be laughed out of an interview with a tech company for having only a liberal arts BA and a 2 year computer programming degree? Any thoughts, ideas, stories, examples, networking, etc would be appreciated.

  30. Turning Wheels 9 months ago

    You hit the mark with this one! Thanks SecureNinjaTV

  31. S S 9 months ago

    I can see the woman in the hat looks like Carmen Sandiego

  32. Nora Moss 6 months ago

    i've always been fascinated by hackers so watching this video has confirmed to me that I really want to learn Cyber security. Thank you for this

  33. Chris Correll 5 months ago

    All these great entry level positions in cyber security require 5+ years of experience….odd.

  34. Victoria Dathan 5 months ago

    Thank you. Really helpful advice for those looking to get into cybersecurity.

  35. Vol Vic 5 months ago

    she's hot

  36. Vamsi Nalam 4 months ago

    I want to do my masters degree in cyber security..present I'm perusing my bachelor's degree
    ..I want to know complete details about this program.. please let me know

  37. Michael Darby 4 months ago

    So i am interested in IT and about to start it in the fall in college. I have a interest in programming but I am not good at math. Does cyber security require someone to be really good at math like calculus? Otherwise I might have to consider a different area of study

  38. Richard Powell 3 months ago

    Should I take courses for certificates to learn or go to community college an get a associates then a bachelors degree?

  39. CrimsonSoldier 3 months ago

    Im 50 years old.. been in finance for 22 years and im trying to make a switch. I have a hardware background from 3 years of work with IBM mainframe systems AS-400. I know im dating myself. Honestly just trying to find a good starting place…its a bit overwhelming with all the certs out there? Any advice would be great…im all ears

  40. Ed B 1 month ago

    Depends what you want to do, if just starting out look at OSCP and SANS workstudy program or CISSP and CCNA to get you in the door. To work in a SOC or do DFIR look into GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, GREM, EnCE and if you want to do pentesting and red teaming look at OSCP, CREST, GPEN, GWAPT, GMOB, GXPN, OSCE. Set up a github page and learn how to make your own tools and blog. Programming: Bash, Assembly, C, Python, Powershell, Javascript, PHP, SQL, Ruby. I started out Help Desk>Network Admin>Intrusion Analyst>Incident Handler>Sr Security Consultant 14+ years in 9+ focused on cybersecurity and doing Web Application Security Assessments primarily now. Certs do help but in a technical interview it's your knowledge that's going to get you the job.

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