I have been asked this question a few many times, on how can i get started or get into infosec / cyber security? My answer it depends 🙂
It depends what path you want to travel through to your destionation – technical or non-technical.
I will start with technical path, there are couple of field for technical path including penetration tester, appplication security SME, and sec ops, just naming a few.
For example to be a pentester, you will need to have basics in Networking, Operating System (*nix, Windows, Mobile,) Database, Application, etc. This role need to have breath knowledge in order to understand how the technology is made, operate and then one can go deeper intp specific area of testing e.g. application testing or infrastructure testing. So my advice to start or to get into this field, one need to get understand of the technologies mentioned for started.
on the next post, I will speak on the other technical path.