In this episode, my guest is Jenai Marinkovic, a multidisciplinary technologist and strategist with 20 years experience in designing and managing global cybersecurity, engineering and innovation teams at scale. She is a vCISO and CTO, Advisory Board Member, Lecturer; owns a small farm and ranch in Northern California.
In our chat, we discuss current roles in cybersecurity and share how to use your interest, personality, gifts and talents to target jobs within the industry. You will figure out which career path in the cybersecurity industry to follow and how to connect your interests as a kid to where you are now and where you want to go.
Cybersecurity is growing and the demand for professionals is increasing but do you know where you fit in?
There are five major roles in cybersecurity and there are personality types that tend to do very well in specific roles…governance, architecture, engineering, threat management and defense…As a child, when you look at the things you really loved doing, did you like to write? Are you a big reader? Are you good at looking at the world through another person’s eyes? – Jenai Marinkovic
Organizations for Beginners
Comprehensive list available here
IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals – The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.
ISACA – As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.
Center for Internet Security – Nonprofit organization focused on enhancing cybersecurity readiness and response of public and private sector entities, with a commitment to excellence through collaboration.
Beginner Security Training (Free)
SANS Cybersecurity Aces
Intro to Cyber Security at Cybrary (4 hours)
Foundations of Cybersecurity by John Nord (38 hours)
Cybersecurity Essentials (30 hours)
The Open University Intro to Cybersecurity
Intro to Digital Forensics
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