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    Learn Cybersecurity


    by pedromsc83 ·


    Hi, I’m Peter! I’m new here, I’m 40 years old, I’m Portuguese and I’d like to learn about cybersecurity. At the moment I don’t know anything about it. Can anyone give me any tips or advice on how or where to start? Thanks!

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      Re: cybersecurity

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Learn Cybersecurity

      Surely you know to never click on a link in a phishing mail like “your creditcard will be blocked in 2 days, click here to renew it”. And to not believe a Whatsapp you get from your son saying he lost his phone when in the USA, so can you please send him 1000 dollars to buy a new one. And to write down your pin-code on a paper note you keep in the same purse as the card. And not to share your social media passwords.

      That’s cybersecurity for you and me.

      Cybersecurity for professionals is quite something else. Is that what you want to do as a new career?

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      by julienester ·

      In reply to Learn Cybersecurity

      Hello Peter! Welcome to the world of cybersecurity. It’s great that you’re interested in learning. Here are some tips to get you started:

      1. Foundation: Begin with the basics. Understand what cybersecurity is and its importance in today’s digital world. You can find introductory courses online or consider enrolling in a cybersecurity certification program.

      2. Online Resources: There are plenty of free online resources like courses on platforms like Coursera, edX, and Cybrary that offer beginner-friendly cybersecurity courses. Start with something like “Introduction to Cybersecurity.”

      3. Books: Consider reading books on cybersecurity fundamentals. Look for titles like “Cybersecurity for Dummies” or “The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing.”

      4. Hands-On Practice: Practical experience is crucial. Set up a home lab to experiment with cybersecurity tools and techniques. Practice will solidify your understanding.

      5. Stay Updated: Cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving field. Follow reputable cybersecurity blogs, news outlets, and podcasts to stay updated on the latest threats and trends.

      6. Networking: Join online communities and forums related to cybersecurity. Engaging with professionals and enthusiasts can provide valuable insights and networking opportunities.

      7. Certifications: Consider pursuing industry-recognized certifications like CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) as you gain more knowledge and experience.

      8. Ethical Approach: Always remember to use your knowledge ethically and legally. Cybersecurity has both defensive and offensive aspects, but it’s essential to stay on the right side of the law.

      9. Mentorship: If possible, seek a mentor in the cybersecurity field who can guide you and provide personalized advice.

      10. Practice Safe Online Behavior: As you learn about cybersecurity, start implementing safe online practices in your everyday life to protect your own digital assets.

      Remember, cybersecurity is a journey, and it can be challenging at times, but it’s a rewarding and highly sought-after skill. Best of luck on your learning journey, Peter! Feel free to ask any questions along the way.

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      by GracePerkins ·

      In reply to Learn Cybersecurity

      To start, gaining a foundational understanding of computer networks, operating systems, and basic programming languages like Python can be immensely beneficial.

      Online platforms like Coursera, Udemy, and edX offer introductory courses on cybersecurity. Considr pursuing certifications like CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) as they are highly regarded in the industry.

      Engaging with the cybersecurity community, attending local meetups or virtual webinars, and following reputable cybersecurity blogs can aso provide valuable insights and networking opportunities.

      Lastly, hands-on practice through platforms like Hack The Box or creating a home lab to experiment and apply what you’ve learned is essential.

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