I Moved to Cybersecurity After a Decade in Finance — Here's How You Can Too

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Mysterious characters in hoodies hunched over keyboards. Touchscreen monitors in fervent war rooms whirling with binary code. Roles in the cybersecurity field are far from the intense coders and stereotypical hackers portrayed in movies and television shows. The profession may not be as glamorous as what Hollywood imagines, but it is a well-paying industry with limitless growth opportunities thanks to the ever-changing nature of technology.

The cybersecurity industry is acutely aware of the need to rid itself of its stereotypes to advance and fill open roles. While the industry still has work to do to earn a true departure from its “boys club” image, individuals with nontraditional backgrounds are increasingly being recruited as instrumental assets. Rightfully so — it’s a career path for anyone with strong analytical and communications skills who thrives in creative problem-solving scenarios. If you enjoy crossword puzzles or a game of Sudoku, cybersecurity could be for

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