Every job you have had in the past is precious and that is because there are many soft skills you can transfer. Boost your resume and get hired by transferring your non-tech skills.
By David Zeichick
Ever wonder what path you should take to get a job in Cyber Security? Two-year or four-year degree? Certificate? What to major in? David endeavors to give you enough information to choose the path which is best for you. We're also interested in your experiences—please tell us what your journey has been like in the comments!
Taisa played her first season of NCL entirely from a browser-only device and shares her top resources and tricks for competing in less-than-ideal circumstances. Even if you've got Kali running as a VM, low-tech and browser-based tools can be a great way to check your work, troubleshoot your process, or collaborate with teammates in the cloud.
WebWitch examines the reemergence of HTTP Request Smuggling as an allegory for the dangers of making assumptions about older programs and protocols when the cybersecurity landscape is constantly shifting. Their perspective on research topics in cybersecurity (and the Oxford comma) will help you start thinking like a seasoned professional.
The NCL Games are over—now what? MistressVenom works in cybersecurity and has reviewed thousands of résumés. She explains how to effectively put your NCL experience and Scouting Report to work for you in your quest for employment. Learn what recruiters like, what NCL allows, and what qualifies as a spoken language!
Don't simply ignore that difficult teammate! Use your NCL team experience to learn and practice valuable communication skills. Wolfshirtz, WebWitch, and Bill & Ted will show you how!
John "Mako" McGill
The CompTIA Security+ certification is the gold standard in cybersecurity. Mako got his in 2008 and has since written study guides, led study groups, and used a mountain of materials to help people pass. He understands your concerns, the temptation to cheat, and addresses both. Learn what resources he recommends!
Mistakes were made (and that's OK)! CryptoKait shares the hardest and most valuable lessons she's learned so far about effective leadership, mental health, and the appropriate times to go full Kait-nado.
John "Mako" McGill
"Organizing Your Workspace" is tagged as "Self Care"? You betcha! Anxiety is increased in a cluttered environment. Let Mako gently guide you through the steps to Marie Kondo-ing your way to healthier cortisone levels.
JeanaByte's first year out of college and into the cybersecurity workforce has been a wild ride. When it feels like the downs won't end, this is her advice for pulling yourself back up.