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Getting Started In Cybersecurity in 2023

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

Introduction

Cybersecurity is a booming field, and the demand for cybersecurity professionals is high. It's also an area where it's easy to get started with a wide variety of career options and specializations. This guide provides some suggestions for how someone just getting started in this profession can begin their path towards becoming a full-fledged professional.




Learn the fundamentals.

>The first step to getting started in cyber security is to learn the fundamentals. This means understanding how attacks work, what hackers do, and what a company needs to do to protect their data and networks from being breached. Here are some resources that can help you get started:

  • Learn about Linux, which is our preferred operating system for security professionals. It's free, open source software that allows users full control over their computers and servers while still providing very strong protection against outside attacks. If you're new at this whole computer thing, we suggest starting with an easy-to-use distro like Ubuntu (which has a user interface similar to Windows). If you already know enough about computers but don't have much experience using Linux machines for everyday tasks like browsing the web or chatting with friends on Skype then try out any number of other distros such as Fedora or Mint — all of which come preloaded with lots of useful software packages including firewall tools like ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall) or iptables along with antivirus programs like ClamAV which can detect malicious code hiding inside files before they even reach their intended target machine(s).

  • Learn how the command line works by practicing typing commands into text boxes instead of clicking buttons with your mouse; this will help build up muscle memory so that eventually typing becomes second nature instead because otherwise sometimes people will forget where things are located within an application window just because they've never used it before! You'll need this skill especially when working remotely through something called SSH protocol (secure shell), which lets us connect computers together securely via network connections - usually over wireless internet connection - without needing any extra hardware."