Breaking into the Cyber Security worldWatch
I've recently graduated university with a 2:1 in criminology. I'm looking to break into the world of IT, more specifically cyber security. I understand that I have picked a naff degree to help propel me into the world and that work experience is necessary for getting hired, I'm just wondering if theres any further tips people can provide?
I am working towards my CompTIA qualifications.
That said, a general entry point is to learn a bit of everything. At a bare minimum, some programming experience and basic networking skills are useful, as is building experience using Linux. Beyond that, it'll depend what sort of field you're interested in.
My background is in electrical engineering, but i've worked in microwave [those towers you see on mountaintops], satellites, two way radios, the space program, cellphones, and other areas. I changed jobs as opportunities presented themselves - i suspect you will too. I spent a few years overseas at the beginning of my career, and wish at this point i had spent more. The entire Uk is about 10% smaller than Nevada, so restricting yourself to operating in an area that small is very restrictive. As of now, i've worked in 14 countries, nearly all US states, and most of the provinces in Canada. Best of luck!!