Career in Computer Security

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Security careers
Hello Lee and Mike I am doing Masters in Computer Security from the well known university. I am slightly confused about my career after masters. Some times I think it's better to be a security consultant and on the other side sometimes I think I should work in a company. But I am not sure with my role in company as well. Can you please help me with that, and explain clearly what my future planning should be and how should I design a my graph in security field. P.S: And is it necessary to enter in a company with full informaton of every security aspect. Thanks Regards Himanshu

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Well, the first thing you are going to need is experience. You will not be able to walk into an environment with a degree, no certifications, and expect to be hired. You should look into getting at least, the minimum in certs, A+, Security+, and either Server+ or an operating system cert like Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2. This way, you will have some type of technology background.

Now, you may want to get a job as a system administrator for a couple of years and get your hands dirty per say and then from there move into the security field.

Or, you might try the NSA. They are looking for candidates for mentorship in the Information Assurance and with your degree, if you have a clean background, you should be able to qualify. The mentorship goes for three years, they teach you what they want they way they want it taught, after that, you get your first posting.

Good luck in your future, I hope that this helps.

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  • jinteik
    you can start by finding IT security jobs which will allow you to do technical to build up your experience and you can switch to consultation after having a couple of years knowledge.
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  • jinteik
    sorry can i add on also that you can go and do your certification like CISSP and many other certifications that is Security related
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  • Himanshu23
    Thanks for your advice, but I am not a US Citizen, I am studying in UK and a Indian Citizen.
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