Career Choice Tip: Cybercrime is Mostly Boring

Krebs on Security

The researchers concluded that for many people involved, cybercrime amounts to little more than a boring office job sustaining the infrastructure on which these global markets rely, work that is little different in character from the activity of legitimate system administrators. “The message put out there is that cybercrime is lucrative and exciting, when for most of the people involved it’s absolutely not the case.”

How to start your career in cyber security

IT Governance

Technically, you don’t need any cyber security experience to get started, though many people entering the field will come from jobs that have similar skillsets, such as systems administration or information analysis. Alternatively, you could offer to help your employer or academic institution’s IT department in your spare time. It’s always a good idea to read as much as you can about a subject to find out what you’re getting yourself into.