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Hey fam. Appreciate your inputs on this: I used to be a software developer and currently work as a tech risk consultant (CISA, CRISC certified). Have completed a couple of cyber courses but do not have prior cyber experience. Most cyber sec job postings require prior experience in cloud, aws, devops etc. Applied to a couple of roles but no avail. A) Can I start a career in cyber security without prior experience? B) Will CISSP or relevant cyber certifications help?

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I feel if you are technically inclined and have a head o your shoulder most places are willing to help you learn cyber. Sec+ is a decent exam to show you are serious about it. CISSP needs 5+ years relevant experience but is the de facto standard for cyber folks. But figure out what you want to do - network security as in infrastructure protection, penetration testing, architecture, etc. There's tons even within network security itself.

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Cyber security is a huge field. What exactly are you trying to do?

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