How to find a job in cybersecurity (video)

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, IT Employment


David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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  • Go to your base

    Go to your base and ask there.
    I was an AT and am now a repairman on my old base.
    I take care of the base itself instead of aircraft.
    I have shipmates that are still in their rates that work on base in their fields but as civillians for the base, not on aircraft.
    He should try that first.
  • Hang on to your clearance ...

    ... your tickets are a valuable asset, and give you a leg up on someone coming in from the street.