Mentorship Monday - Discussions for career and learning!
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threaded - newest on 07 Aug 2023 12:24 next collapse

The company I am a contractor for requires you to at least be most of the way through a 4 year degree in software or cybersecurity. They are perfectly fine with paying for your certs. The cert they want it Security+. The cert really just ticks a box for the military contracts. You won’t ever provide risk analysis here. Just patch what ACAS says to patch if it doesn’t break things.

My degree is Information Security and Assurance.

I no longer do cybersecurity work as I was not a fan of how much travel was involved and how boring military bases are. Now I am more of a DevOps/software engineer. on 07 Aug 2023 12:37 collapse

Did you have a question here? There are lots of cyber roles that do not require a lot of travel - you may need to get out of the military/gov sphere for a bit though. How do you like the DevOps work? That is a good field to be in too and easily translatable back to infosec one day if you want to “come back”. on 07 Aug 2023 12:46 collapse

I am somewhat in the beginning of my career and I was looking at the “Google Cybersecurity Professional Certificate” and how it advertised to help with a CompTIA Security+ certification.

Is this something that would be recommended to do? on 07 Aug 2023 12:58 collapse

I haven’t seen any reviews of the course yet. That said, the curriculum looks decent, Google has a decent name and the price seems reasonable. So I think it’s as good as anything else to take a look at and then roll into Sec+. If you do end up going through it, you should write about your experience and post it here or on a blog or something. Lots of people are interested in how it is.