Jan 30th 2017 by VCSolutions • 8 Questions • 157 Points
My Bio Hi, Reddit!
I'm Kristin Judge, Director of Special Projects at the National Cyber Security Alliance. We are a public-private partnership helping businesses. We also work closely with private sector board members like Google and Microsoft and federal partners like DHS, FTC, SBA, FBI, the White House and more. Our site has easy to use tips, blogs and events at www.staysafeonline.org and www.vcsolutions.com
Myself and a couple technical volunteers at Vision Computer Solutions will be answering all of your questions for the next couple of hours, so shoot away!
UPDATE: Leaving the desk at 4pm! This was fun, and I look forward to doing this again. Thanks for making my first AMA so interesting. Kristin
what certificates do you recommend going after. Are there multiple ones you would recommend? Also I am in college now, and ive had this talk with a few people. Do you think you should do college still with getting certificates, or just certificates. Some people even say don't get your certificates and just do college. Whats your take on that?
edit: also thank you so much for replying!
That is the question we are struggling with nationally in many of the discussions I take part in. There is no one answer! My best advice would be to talk to a few companies you would want to work with and ask them what requirements they have. The educational institutions, HR departments and security department leaders are sometimes not talking the same language. We are working on that, but we are a bit behind. I will post some resources here for you to start looking around: Find out what you like by looking at some free training: http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/free-infosec-training-for-it-pros,1-2707.html
You can take these free online courses and add them to your resume: https://ics-cert-training.inl.gov/lms/ Just make up a Company name when you register.
You should take the SANS CyberTalent Test here. Scroll down to find it. It will help you better understand what you need. https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/sans-cybertalent-fair-may2016#!eventLanding;eventCode=sans-cybertalent-fair-may2016
This is a good site to check for student or internship opportunity. I put in network security and came up with this search: http://www.internships.com/search/posts?Keywords=network+security&Location=&Radius=Hundred&Company=&ListingType=EntryLevelJob&Sort=MostRecent&FilterBy=&Page=1
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework lists all the potential jobs and what it takes to get there: https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework
As a cyber professional what was your reaction to Trumps outright denial of Russian involvement in the US election.
What more past PCAPs should the tech community provide as "proof"?
You say "as a cyber professional" but ask a political question...This is not really the best forum for me to give my opinion on that while representing NCSA. The conversation will continue for many years though...