Cybersecurity Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Answers to the most frequently asked questions about a career in cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity refers to the practice of protecting computers from attacks or unauthorized access. This involves preventing hackers from accessing data or systems, detecting malicious activities, and responding appropriately. Here you'll find some common questions about careers in cybersecurity.

General questions

You've probably heard of cybersecurity analysts before. They're the ones who monitor cyber threats and report them to companies or government agencies. What exactly does a cybersecurity analyst do?


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Cybersecurity skills FAQ

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Penetration testing and ethical hacking FAQ

Penetration testing is a method of evaluating the security posture of a system or network. This involves identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses within a computer network. The goal is to identify potential threats and prevent them from being exploited. Ethical Hacking is the practice of using computer security tools to test network security systems and identify vulnerabilities. These professionals are trained to perform penetration tests or scan networks for weaknesses.

Security engineering FAQ

Security engineering is the practice of designing secure systems. This involves identifying risks and vulnerabilities, developing countermeasures, and testing them. The goal is to ensure that the system is safe from attack or misuse.


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