Cybersecurity does not necessitate a specific field of study. It doesn’t matter whether you are from the field of science, commerce, or the arts.
Your eagerness to learn cyber security is the most important aspect.
Firstly, you should be clear about the branches of cyber security. Some of them are:-
- Computer Science
- IT (Information Technology)
- CCE (Communication and Computer Engineering)
Secondly, you have to be good with concepts of networking. Like :- uses of network devices, types of networks, topology, protocols ect.
After completing this, now you have to move to Linux. Give yourself time to learn the most commonly used commands for Linux. Now comes web security, Like web security, bug hunting is the best place to start your cyber security career. For this books which you can refer are:-
- The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook
- Real-World Bug Hunting
After this, you can search for PortSwigger which has detailed theory on the concepts of web security and you can also practice practicals over which is free of cost.
Now till now you will be having good knowledge of web testing so after this you can move to “Hack the Box” which will provides you with machines
and will ask to hack it. It will also provides you with the solution part which will help you in gatherning knowledge.
When you have completed all this then your focus should be on your goal…….like if want a job then try to get internship which will give you
experience according to the real-time world…..or if you want to work as a freelancer/want to work more on yourself then you can go for certifications.
The most demanding certifications in today’s time are OSCP, CPENT, CHFI etc.
You should also follow some best and experienced cyber experts and cyber pages on social media platforms which will keep you update about current cyber news,updates, demanding jobs, new technologies.
Remember the most important thing in cyber security is “SKILLS”.