Today’s cyber security professionals know that the best solutions come from diverse teams. Having people of different backgrounds and experiences working together on a problem creates the best, most effective solutions.
See yourself in cybersecurity. You don’t need experience — just the passion and drive to enter a demanding and rewarding field, one that opens limitless opportunities worldwide.
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Google Authenticator is a free app that can be used to help you setup multi-factor authentication for all your email and social media accounts. This provides a second layer of security as you confirm who you are before gaining access to your accounts.
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Password managers like LastPass, 1Password, KeyPass (free) all help you organize your passwords and stores them securely in one location. You literally have to remember one password to access all your accounts securely.
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Cyber criminals use several methods that include Phishing (email), Smishing (text) and Vishing (phone) to trick users into handing over personal and corporate information. Instead of answering questions via these methods reach out to the business directly from a known phone number or person your trust. Remember, emails, and phone numbers are easily spoofed.
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All too often people reuse and share their passwords because it's easy to remember and have someone as backup in case you forget. However, that is not recommended as passwords and accounts are often compromised online without your knowledge. Sign up or visit HaveIBeenPwned to check if your email has been compromised. If so, reset your password immediately and use a strong complex password.
A current trend by cyber criminals is to hack a persons video camera to spy on them or take pictures which they may use to harass and victimize later for financial profit.
If you've met someone online and would like to connect in person, bring along a trusted friend and meet in a public place. In these circumstances, it's best to tell a second person who you are meeting and where.
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Many avenues exist to start a career in cybersecurity. Below are a few tips to get you started.
Firstly, you need to determine if you'd like to go the traditional or non-traditional route.
Traditional schooling takes a long time, is more expensive, mostly onsite and you may graduate finding the information you learned is outdated and you don't feel ready for the job market. However, there's a lot to be said for the strong foundations which you'll have time to absorb which includes networking and protocols that you'll use your entire career.
There is a plethora of non-traditional trainings available which grow daily. However, be choosy and do your research before jumping in. The upside is flexibility, reduced time with micro-credentials, lower cost and remote learning options for 24/7 learning environments.
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Yes, you can begin a career in cybersecurity without a technical background. There are several domains to choose from that aligns with your interests and goals.
No, there are two pathways to begin a career in cybersecurity; technical or non-technical. You can begin your career focusing on governance and begin as an auditor, sales engineer, project manager, account executive and more.
Non-technical learning opportunities that focus on governance, compliance, privacy, policy and risk. Check out a few of these regulations to learn more:
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The International Women in Cyber Day Scholarships are offered in September, during the IWCD Symposium. On September 15, 2021, twenty scholarships were awarded to women and underrepresented individuals to obtain Security+ training and certifications totaling in excess of $40,000.
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