January 18, 2021

Do entry level ground floor positions exist?

It appears that even the “junior” level positions require 2-3 years experience. Now I have 20 years of helpdesk experience of which I’ve done minor info sec things and I recently obtained my Sec+ but nothing I’d call considerable work experience in the field. Do any true ground floor positions exist in CyberSec?

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tweedge

Is 20 years of helpdesk a typo? That is a lot of time on helpdesk. Generally people would move towards operations or IT-adjacent engineering (e.g. NetEng, Sysadmin, etc.) with that much experience.

Jr. level positions seeking experience are seeking security-adjacent experience. Stock on certs – such as Sec+ and additional certs depending on the specific roles you’re looking at (e.g. CySA+ for SOC) and you’re probably not going to have any trouble.

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