How to find a job in cybersecurity (video)

Summary:A reader, currently serving in Afghanistan, wrote in asking about how to find a job in cybersecurity or cyberwarfare after his enlistment ends.

I regularly get letters from readers. Some are even polite. I recently received a letter from Richard Hall, a soldier currently serving in Afghanistan who also lives here on the Space Coast in Florida. Rather than just jot off a paragraph or two response, I felt he deserved a more complete answer, so I recorded an in-depth video response.

I also asked Richard's question of Prof. Darren Hayes, who teaches students interested in getting into the forensics side of cybersecurity. About halfway through my interview with Darren (below), there's some very helpful answers for Richard, as well as anyone else considering entering this lucrative, but somewhat selective field.

Good luck to everyone in your job search!

Topics: Security, CXO, Tech & Work


In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on savi... Full Bio

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