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How can I get an entry level job in cybersecurity?

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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 3 replies Career Advancement

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Advisor

Jonathan Lo Emeryville, CA

Hi Gregory,

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

https://fbcodepath.splashthat.com/

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

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/about-us/veterans
https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Veteran-Training-Initiative/ct-p/Veterans_Network

Best,

Jonathan

Advisor

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.

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/graduate-job-cyber-security-job-guide/

Best of luck!

ACP Staff

Advisor

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,
Jerry

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