Your Path into Cybersecurity: Hone in

A series based on the original 10 step pathway.

Carving out your little corner in this industry is quite important. In a world that is ever so dynamic, it helps to have a specialization. This allows one the ability to focus and expand one's knowledge in a particular area.

But before you do that - how do you know which area you'd like to focus?

This can be a difficult decision for many people and for others they are thrown into a particular area. Let's stick to the basics on this - how does one find answers? No, this is not a trick question. We find answers by first asking questions. So, lets break this down.

Check out the 'Find Your Focus' mindmap I put together, based on fundamental questions one could ask of themselves.

Each branch of the mindmap asks a couple questions related to a particular discipline within Cybersecurity.

If you can answer these questions, you'll be more equipped to align your interests with a specific field.

From there, it is up to you to seek out opportunities, people in some of the aligned areas and project of which you could work. Be strategic and intentional in your pursuit. Tell others about your interests, tell them about your plans and what you are working on. People love to help those that are helping themselves.

So, whatever path you choose, give it your best, take what you can from the experience and continue to grow. Remember, if you are not uncomfortable, you are not growing; and if you are not growing, you, my friend, are stagnant...and who wants that?!

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