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    (Original post by Mcalco)
    Anyone on here have an interest in cyber security .. are you studying cyber security or is it just a hobby? Any tips for a newbie? 😬
    I have a masters in Cyber Security so feel free to AMA.

    As others have said Cyber Security is a pretty broad field. Contrary to many Holywood movies, both hacking and Cyber Security are often pretty tedious and boring (but usually essential).

    Cryptography will require a serious math background so if you are interested in that area be aware of that.

    While all language have vunerabilities, the 3 main languages you will come across in Cyber Security are:

    1) C (used in Crypto and in a lot of malware)

    2) Javascript (used in XSS)

    3) Python (used as the main scripting language to check for vunerabilities)

    C is a tough language for many people to learn so be aware of that.

    Also be aware some fields of cyber security may be bubbles, they may be hot topics right now but it may not be worth dedicating a lot of time in those areas (e.g. network security is increasingly automated)

    I would suggest if you are interested in Cyber Security do A levels or a degree in Computer science. I would avoid degrees in Cyber Security as they are too specialist and miss essential areas that cyber security jobs require. For example, many "Cyber Security" degrees seem light on coding. Having a Computer Science degree with some Security modules would be a better way to go.
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    I’m currently doing a foundation degree In computer science. I thought there would have been a wider range of topics whilst my interests mainly rest with penetration testing I would have loved the opportunity to carry out repairs and builds I also though I would have been taught about the dos menu etc but it isn’t the case unfortunately
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    (Original post by Mcalco)
    Anyone on here have an interest in cyber security .. are you studying cyber security or is it just a hobby? Any tips for a newbie? 😬
    Have you guys heard about this ?
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...Fd9mLbigw_pmpy
 
 
 
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