Let’s cover three mandatory fundamentals every Cyber Security job candidate must know, before ever applying for a job.
Whether you’re looking to transition into cybersecurity from your existing role or just starting your career, understanding the following basics will set you up for success:
- NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has long been at the forefront of cybersecurity best practices, it incorporates five core functions:
Identify: Recognizing and prioritizing assets, threats, vulnerabilities, and risks.
Protect: Safeguarding systems, data, and infrastructure from potential threats.
Detect: Employing mechanisms to identify and respond to cybersecurity incidents.
Respond: Reacting effectively to security incidents, minimizing damage, and ensuring recovery.
Recover: Strategies for restoring normal operations post-incident.
Understanding these in-depth is essential because you’ll get asked about these five core functions in every interview.
- Conducting Security Assessments
A fundamental skill in cybersecurity is the ability to conduct security assessments. These assessments include:
Vulnerability Assessments: Identifying and categorizing vulnerabilities within systems.
Penetration Testing: Simulating real-world attacks to uncover vulnerabilities.
Risk Assessments: Evaluating potential security risks.
Compliance Audits: Ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.
Knowledge about the assessments can be enough, but if you want to truly stand out in the interview – practical hands-on experience is going to do that for you.
Our world-renowned cybersecurity certification programs come with lab works, where you will be able to learn, understand, and practice the assessments, and even add this experience to your resume to stand out.
- ISO 27k (ISO/IEC 27001)
ISO 27k, or ISO/IEC 27001, is a globally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). It’s essential for aligning information security practices with international standards. Key aspects include:
Understanding ISO 27001: Familiarity with the standard’s requirements and controls.
Implementation: How to implement an ISMS effectively.
Risk Management: Identifying, assessing, and managing information security risks.
Audit and Certification: Preparing for ISO 27k certification audits.
Now that we’ve explored these foundational concepts, you might be wondering how to gain further expertise. That’s where we can help you:
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These programs are designed to equip you with practical skills and knowledge.
These building blocks and practice labs will empower you to answer every interview question with ease.
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Wishing you a successful journey into the world of cybersecurity,