Roadmap to cybersecurity space from scratch
If you are a newbie in the IT field and wanted to succeed in the cybersecurity field. No worries, you are on the right blog page to master your career path.
Step 1: Choose your path
There are few specialized areas in cyberspace. you need to decide and evaluate your field of interest. They are mentioned below.
i. Network Security
ii. Malware Analyst
iii. Vulnerability Analyst
iv. Web Application security
v. Risk and Compliance
vi. Identity management
and many more…
Step 2: Select your tools
If you are drafting any sector in the security field. Research about the requirement of the job role and responsibility. So this makes your uphill battle much easier for narrowing down the tools selection. But I can give you some of the best tools in the industry to select.
i. Network Security:- F5 Networks, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Cisco Umbrella
ii. Malware Analyst:- Bit Defender, Syxsense, Sophos, Falcon Crowd Strike, SolarWinds
iii. Vulnerability Analyst:- Rapid7, Qualsys, Amazon Inspector, Nessus Tenable
iv. Web Application security:- Carbon Black Defender, Netsparker, Macfee Endpoint Security, LogRythm
v. Risk and Compliance:- Bit Sight, Security Scorecard, One Trust, Alien Vault
vi. Identity Management:- Okta, CyberArk, Ping identity, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Auth0
The battle is not yet over. It has started just now
Before you start to practice yourself on the tools. you need to read the documentation on the tools because it helps you in using one hundred percent usage of the options in the application. Learn about the alternatives in the sector you will get an edge over the pros & cons of the tools.
Step 3:- Practice Real-Time
Bring into play some tools into your project implementation, it helps you in expanding the knowledge over the horizon and giving an extra edge over applications especially like Burp Suite, Nessus Tenable, F5 Networks in Kali Linux and other tools. Once finished with implementation, you need to document your work.
This is the most important step is to document your records by time and incidents which you have resolved in real-time. As a cybersecurity engineer, it is one of the responsibilities to document what you researched for resolving the incident including the timestamp. It gives precise and crystal clear options to the team to react to similar incidents. Beware! your documentation will be acting as a security rule to the organization for future cyber attacks.
Last but not least you will get comfortable with gaining experience over the years. All the best.
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