From the 1950s through the 1970s, popular magazines carried an ad for the Famous Artists School that asked, "Could you be an artist?" The ad promised that if you had the basic traits for art, you could become a famous artist.
Could the same be said about a cybersecurity career?
Hundreds of thousands of people have gone into the field, but what specific intellectual and personality traits are more useful — ones that make it a bit easier to become a success?
Recently, we looked at some nontechnical degrees that can lead to cybersecurity success. Their existence means success is not just about being good at mathematics or having the right background in computer science. Also worth noting: There are many paths to success in cybersecurity, just as there are many positions within the field. However, certain qualities bear cultivating for anyone who wants to enter — or advance — in the field.
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Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Analyst at Omdia, focusing on enterprise security management. Curtis has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has been on staff and contributed to technology-industry publications ... View Full Bio