Becoming a Cybersecurity Engineer
by Brent Kirkpatrick
(Date Published: 4/6/2018.)
People who are successful in cybersecurity have strong engineering skills and are able to write computer code. The best defenders are able to reverse engineer software and hardware systems while identifying weaknesses.
Contrary to popular opinion, learning how to hack has little to do with defending or for being good at cybersecurity. Actually, hacking is a distraction that takes away time from learning solid engineering skills.
The highest value degree for cybersecurity is the bachelors degree of computer science. While there are now bachelors of information technology, those degrees do not teach you how to program. In computer science, you will learn programming skills and engineering.
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