Cyber skills – what are they and how can you develop them?

cyber security

Article provided by Eliza May Austin, CEO & Co-Founder,

Cyber security really does have the potential to be the most diverse industry in the world.

When I say diverse I’m not thinking of sex, race or ethnicity although they are important. I’m talking about diversity of thought and the diversity of learning styles. You don’t have to be an academic to work in cyber security.

Free training resources are available online if you want to train in this area.

Whether you're young, knocking on a bit or returning to work after time out, you can roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of free and cheap resources available to you now:

Microsoft learn 

Hak5 on YouTube 

Women in particular seem to have this tendency to wait until the right moment - “I’ll apply for that job when I know more” or “I'll put myself forward for that when I've finished another course”.

Believe me there is no better time to get into cyber security than now, regardless of your skill level.

If you are willing to take the most junior role (which often pays more than you think), if you're willing to work hard, and if you're willing to take charge of your own development outside of work then you can get into cyber security.

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