A common question hackers or security professionals get asked by others is "how do I learn how to hack" or "how do I get into cyber security". It's a complicated question because everyone has different skills, expectations, goals, motivations, and the field has more than one "right answer".
I was asked that again recently by a young man who is studying computer science and interested in cryptography and protocols so I gave him a more low-level, technically focused answer. But there are many paths into the field and not everyone does 0-day exploits or zero-trust systems! Hopefully this list is useful to those looking for resources and how to get into the field though.
One thing I'd share for a more general audience, is the number of support groups that exist to help different communities. There are 35+ initiatives to assist women entering the field. Ten organizations centered around diversity in cybersecurity. Teaching kids to code. Resources to train veterans in cybersecurity.
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|Forbes Global CyberSecurity Spend|
There are tons of jobs out there for sharp people who are motivated, they estimate there are supposedly 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2021 and the field has been growing and is expected to continue doing so for quite a while as shown in the graphic.
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By Tad Whitaker: A deduplicated list of questions asked during security engineer interviews based on Glassdoor.com, covering: encryption and authentication, networking and logging, OWASP Top 10 and AppSec, databases, tools and games, programming and code, and compliance.