What is "cyber" security
Some things to think about
This is an introduction for high school students: – but it’s a great entry point for explaining that there are many different roles.
Josh interview John Hammond
(John’s youtube channel where he shows hacking and cybersecurity tools)
What is CTF and how to get started!
How to get started with hacking and cyber security (Ft. LiveOverflow)
(LiveOverflow’s youtube channel)
(if these things ^ are boring… then cybersecurity is probably not for you)
Where can you start?
Learn about Linux and security with The Bandit wargame (aimed at absolute beginners) & check out PicoCTF
It’s all about bypassing security systems and finding ways to prevent that. There are many different career roles:
- Forensic computer analysts
- Security architect
- IT security engineer
- Security system administrator
- Penetration tester
- Bug bounty hunter
- Crypt analyst
Schools we recommend you give a look
We haven’t taken any cybersecurity courses yet – personally / but after meeting so many leaders of each school – we start to get some ‘positive feelings’ about certain companies. We don’t have any official affiliation with any other schools. These are just some suggestions as we collect information about the industry.
Derek recently spoke with someone at CodeFellows – and was impressed with their pricing tiers – and they were very confident in their cybersecurity program. Many schools out there are really just licensing this curriculum from Code Fellows – so, it might be a good thing to check out.