April 8, 2021

Software Engineer to Cyber Security Role

Hello all,

I’m currently a software engineer with 3.5 years of professional experience as well has have my degree in computer science. I’ve been thinking about going back to school to get a masters degree and the field of cyber security seems attractive – at least from my perspective (which is what I need advice on).

Forgive me if this is the incorrect place to post this.

For the cyber security professionals on this sub, or anyone who has practical experience/information:

* What does a day in the life look like as someone in InfoSec?
* What are the various subdomains of the cyber security profession?
* Are there any resources out there (articles, videos, etc.) that could shed light on what it truly means to be a cyber security professional?
* What would be the course of action for someone getting their foot in the door with cyber security work?
* Does having a software development background help?

I want to get a good grip on what I’d be getting myself into but I have decision fatigue as there’s so much resources out there that I don’t even know where to begin.




So I was a dev for a few years at went to SecOps then now on AppSec

Here is a list of positions

I recommend first figuring out what you wa na do in infosec. Just like being a dev, its not generic but specific skills.

If your looking for a cert path, I’d get security+ as that’s a generic cert and can get your foot in the door from there id get an AWS Cert or two (CCP and the associate solution architect). From there depends on what you wanna do and then look at job posting and look at their requirements study for what they want

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