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Blog Category: Cybersecurity

How to Get Into the Cyber Security Field From Any Background

Cyber security professionals are in demand, and their skills apply to a wide range of tech industries. Whether you’re looking to upskill or change careers entirely, there are many paths into the cyber security field for those with fundamental technical experience. In this guide, we will discuss the process of entering cyber security, covering the…

How to Become a Cyber Security Analyst: An Overview of Career Paths

In our modern world, a data breach is a real-world nightmare. Countless industries — from healthcare to finance and government — run on sensitive customer data. The prospect of losing that data, or worse, leaving consumers vulnerable to a cyberattack or identity fraud, is enough to keep a business leader up at night. If businesses…

From Tehran to Denver: How Hard Work and Responsibility Helped One Iranian Land the Cybersecurity Gig of His Dreams

Tehran is about 7,000 miles from Denver — and for Soheil Mirzaei, it probably felt even further. After growing up in the Iranian capital, Soheil arrived in America with just $500 in his pocket. “That’s not exactly a sustainable livelihood for even a month,” he laughed. Soheil’s American Dream began with long hours spent working in…

Ten Entry-Level Jobs in Cybersecurity

Today, most people have a general idea of what cybersecurity is. The definition is practically spelled out in the name — and requires tech-savvy professionals who work to keep businesses (and their data) safe from online threats.  But let’s go beyond the basic definition for a second. Do you actually know the nitty-gritty tasks that…

The Beginner’s Guide to Cybersecurity

What is Cybersecurity? Cybersecurity refers to the practice of safeguarding systems, computers and data from digital attacks. These attacks often involve attempts to breach, modify, or damage the target’s computer system, resulting in interruption or downtime for services, theft of confidential or proprietary data and exposure of personal information. The field of cybersecurity is ever…

4 Tips From A First-Time Cybersecurity Instructor

Last fall, I was contacted to teach the first Cybersecurity Boot Camp at the University of Denver. The boot camp began in November, and we just finished this past May. Over the course of the program, I found my classroom presence getting better and better, and I wanted to share some of the reasons why…