Cybersecurity Resources

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What This Section Contains

In a word or four? Links, tools and honest advice. Whether you’re a high school senior looking for a hacking contest, an IT graduate hoping to get into cybersecurity or a mid-careerist with questions about the security clearance process, this section is designed to help.

We’re continuing to build our list of resources. If you have any comments on the current content or suggestions for new topics, we’d love to hear them.

The Uber List of Cybersecurity Resources

Humongous. Gargantuan. Brobdingnagian. Anyway, it’s a massive list of useful cybersecurity websites, conferences, competitions, blogs, organizations and more. To give you some context, we’ve provided a short summary with each link.

Browse Cybersecurity Resources

Transitioning from a General IT Career

Find advice on planning your career, tips on writing your cybersecurity résumé and ideas for gaining practical security experience. We’ve also compiled a list of hard IT skills and non-security certifications (e.g. MCSE, Network+, CCNA, etc.) that may prove useful in your job application.

Discover How to Get a Job in Cybersecurity

Free Online Cybersecurity Courses (MOOCs)

We hunted up as many Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as we could find and compiled them into an annotated list. Here you’ll find information about coursework, instructors, time commitments, workloads, assessment, materials and prerequisites.

Find Free Online Cybersecurity Courses

A Quick Guide to Security Clearances

Ah, the joys of applying for a government security clearance. Longer than a Peter Jackson trilogy, more complicated than a Gordian knot. We’ve tried to remove the pain from the process with our quick guide. It includes fundamentals (what is a security clearance, who issues them, etc.), a breakdown of the clearance procedure and advice on completing your application.

Learn More About Security Clearances

A Guide to Cybersecurity Certifications

We split this guide into two sections. The first section covers the nitty-gritty stuff (costs, commitment, which certification to choose, etc.); the second section takes a look at 12 certification bodies and some of their most popular accreditations (e.g. CISSP, CompTIA Security+, etc.).

Get Info on Professional Certifications

Government Cybersecurity Careers

Government websites will give you the “shiny”; we’ll give you the “warts and all”. If you want clear information on the benefits/downsides of a government job, links to important resources (e.g. Scholarship for Service) and assessments of each intelligence agency and branch of the armed forces, this is the place to go.

Explore Government Cybersecurity Career Options

Hot Technologies in Cybersecurity

Mobile. The Internet of Things. The Smart Grid – the list of places where data are in danger is long and illustrious. We’ve highlighted some new technologies and tools being used to combat cyber crime. Then we profiled universities who are on the cutting-edge of cybersecurity research.

Read About New Tools & Technologies in Cybersecurity

Internet Safety and Cybersecurity Awareness for College Students

Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report found that the education sector is the second most hacked industry. The list of digital threats is long, and includes everything from ransomware to WiFi snooping. In this guide, we discuss the most common cyber attacks on college students, and what you can do to stay safe online.

Learn About Cybersecurity Awareness for College Students

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