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(ISC)2 Report: Glaring Disparity in Diversity for US Cybersecurity
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Araedon
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Araedon,
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3/20/2018 | 7:44:36 PM
Re: ISC2 Rpt - Response
I fully agree with you that the industry is difficult to get into in most cases. Especially if you go from helpdesk straight to cybersecurity. What most are looking for is a transition from helpdesk to system administration and then to cybersecurity. If you aren't performing security-related activities, it's hard to progress. Some see helpdesk as a phone representative answering calls. In some organizations helpdesk is actually system or network administration. To earn the full CISSP certification you have to have five years of work in at least two security-related domains. The only place where I've seen relatively easy transition is government positions. There really is no cybersecurity internship or entry-level positions. You're either middle or upper management. 
bwilkes8@gmail.com
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3/19/2018 | 1:36:39 PM
ISC2 Rpt - Response
I'm not commenting on the diversity issue as much as I am the inability to get into the field.  Last year I embarked on a quest to transition from the Help Desk into CyberSecurity.  I completed the Sec+ certification the CISA course.  After nine months of no responses I decided the $600 for the CISA exam on top of $1200 for the course were no longer worth the hassle.

Prospective Employer:  So I see you don't have a lot of experience in CyberSecurity.

Response:  Correct, which is why I'm willing to start out at associate level to work my way up and to prove I can do it.

Prospective Employer:  Okay, thanks we'll let you our decision.

After nine months of those type responses, out of pockets expenses for Sec+ course, cert exam, CISA course and ISACA membership, I decided enough was enough.

Maybe if employers were willing hire people with demonstrated abilities and the motivation to do the job some of those vacancies could be filled.  Just a thought.


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