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    (Original post by Manitude)
    The places I've looked at aren't big companies. They're asking for post doctorates because - guess what - NOBODY else is anywhere near qualified for the job. There's virtually no point in hiring someone for a 2-3 year contract if it takes 6+ years to bring them up to speed with the knowledge and skills required to do the job.
    wtf you dont need a post doc to work in cyber security ! your probably looking at researchers and the more mathematical research roles.

    If a job requires 6 years to train, then they will have at least 4 different stages like analyst and associate which they will recruit for
    (Original post by tim_123)
    I understand where your coming from, my main question was really aimed around a more practical degree (which i think greenwhich might be?) or a more theoretical (RHUL?).

    As my current/soon to be previous career has no relevance to this area a degree really is the only way for me to go
    I would go for greenwhich
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    Show them you can work outside the box! Careers fairs are good! Hint, Connections!

    If you have the equiv of a grad degree.. go for Manchester, Cranfield.. and do a conversion.

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    (Original post by marty4k)
    Show them you can work outside the box! You should be perfect in a sense. Careers fairs are good! Hint, Connections!

    If you have the equiv of a grad degree.. go for Manchester, Cranfield.. and do a conversion.

    M
    PS. I have had interview opportunites with intelligence agencies, never went. And all I have is a crappy degree.
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    I studied Computer Science and graduated in 2013 and managed to land my first job with a Cyber Security firm - however, probably most of the things I've learnt is mostly on my own or someone showing me. I think just having a 'computer' related degree and doing things on your own time, showing that you're actually interested in Cyber Security will be a bonus (employers like this). Good luck.
 
 
 
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