I was recently asked, “What and how should I properly learn to get into cybersecurity? I have no sysadmin experience and I just started work as a junior web (PHP) developer. I am a self-taught programmer with no official degrees from universities or otherwise.” Here’s how I responded.
From a technical perspective, I suggest you pursue two goals:
- CompTIA Security+ certification
- Learn how to ethically target, analyze, and exploit vulnerable computers using the free Kali Linux platform of tools.
I know of several courses on the LinkedIn Learning platform that would help you, including:
Become a CompTIA Security+ Certified Security Professional
Learning Kali Linux – Welcome | LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com