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How can I get an entry level job in cybersecurity?


Gregory Duran Hernandez Bronx, NY

I am currently studying for the Security+ and will like to gather information on the skills that are attractive and if someone knows or is a hiring manager, what questions do you ask for an entry level security analyst or Junior network engineer?
As of right now I am setting up my own virtual network

20 August 2019 6 replies Career Advancement



Richard Valle Edwards, CA

Apply to entry level positions at Edwards, Ridgecrest, Fort Irwin or Nellis AFB to get your foot in the door while continuing your education. These are remote work place.

Continue with your computer security plus credentials, certificates toward an associates degree. Complete courses at EDx and get a certificate at Coursera or EDX

More courses

1 November 2019 Helpful answer


Victoria Heck Centreville, VA

A great resource to Veterans is on LinkedIn called; Veteran Mentor Network. If you join that group, you can also ask the question there. There are 136k people in the group. Here's the link:

24 September 2019 Helpful answer


Jonathan Lo Emeryville, CA

Hi Gregory,

I would check out what Facebook is offering and see if its a good fit for you.

Also, Palo Alto Networks offers some training in the field.



1 September 2019 Helpful answer


ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Gregory,

I would suggest looking at this article by Comparitech about finding your first job in cybersecurity (linked below). It highlights common cybersecurity jobs, how to get into the industry, possible scholarships for further cyber education, and networking within the industry.

Best of luck!

ACP Staff

27 August 2019 Helpful answer


June R Massoud Burlington, VT

Join IEEE or ACM (you get an Associate's Membership for which you pay) and most definitely join Linkedin (which is a free website).


Gerald Mannikarote Houston, TX

Hi Gregory,
I'm not the best in the Cyber industry, but I can say finding jobs is similar in most industries. You need to meet people.
I would suggest finding a local Toastmasters, Chambers group, Cyber group, etc and join as many as you can. Meet people and try to help them. You will eventually find the right person and they may be able to connect you to the right opportunity.
I hope this helps.
Warm regards,

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