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Find New Talent, Don't Fight Over CISSPs: Insights from (ISC)2 COO

The skills gap will only be closed by attracting and retaining new talent. So don't limit your talent search to CISSPs, says the COO of the organization that issues the CISSP certification.
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mds329
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mds329,
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2/4/2020 | 11:08:51 AM
Re: Advice for aspiring cyber security professional
Dan  I,

I am in the same boat.  If you can find a flaw in your work environment, that could be a project for you.  Many people get into cyber because they created a role for themselves or got in through the back door.  I would also start writing articles and start posting them on LinkedIn with projects you are working on.  I hope this helps you in the cyber world.
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11/7/2019 | 3:55:59 PM
Advice for aspiring cyber security professional
While I would agree that the field is difficult to get into and I think that having a more structured way to enter the field would help.

There is nothing I can do personally to change this (at least not right now). What advice would you give a young professional, with a degree in computer science, that wants to break into the field now? I have a certification in cyber security and I want to pursue more in the future. Should I be looking at more general IT jobs? Development jobs?

The most common advice I see is "keep learning." While this is great advice and I try to stay up to date by reading blogs and bug bounty write-ups. This doesn't really give me anything to show for it or put on a resume.

Thanks in advance to everyone.
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