How to get into the IT security industry

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I am working as system administrator. How do I switch to infosec security field?
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First thing to consider is “What are your current skills and certifications?” If you look at job posting sites you can see what employers are looking for both in terms of education and experience. Compare those to your current qualifications. You may need a few classes and certifications to even be considered for some other positions.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    What did you mean by info sec security field? Did you mean information security policy or other one? What environment is there? What OS/software are there? Assuming this is a security related query, more clear view is required.
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  • aks3007
    Yes - information security.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    As you mentioned information security, you can consider for cyber security of Cisco Or Cisco CCNA security. You can find information to navigate the official Cisco website.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Information security is a very exciting and potentially lucrative field. A good place to start is to determine what part of security you like...is it administration, architecture, incident response, forensics, testing, etc.? What do you like? What are you good at? It's a good idea to specialize unless you want to climb the ranks to CISO or similar...If the latter, a broad range of experience is ideal.

    I have written about IT and security careers pretty extensively for TechTarget. Here are some audio programs on security careers that might help as well.

    Best of luck!
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