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My brother wants to break into cybersecurity/information security. What is the best way to get started learning the material? A certificate? Bootcamp? LinkedIn learning you get familiar?

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I was a software engineer before I become a security engineer. So I had a good background tech wise. I found learning about Risk and mitigation strategies was very beneficial for me to learn.

For any tech related field that someone wants to break into, I always recommend seeing how far you can get with just self teaching (be it a book or just what you find online).

In my own journey I bought a year out of date book that covered taking the CISSP (a difficult certificate). It gave me a basis and things to google for further research with my near zero background of cyber security in general. Thanks to that I was able to start to dive into compliance and compliance tooling for the company I was at at the time.

Regardless of what your brother does, tell them best of luck.


I'd start with the free resources and then work my way up. Assuming your brother already has a degree of some type, a certificate program from a named institution is a good booster to get in the game. But, no reason to spend $$ if the interest doesn't hold after absorbing a lot of the free resources. Another route also assuming he is already in a tech role is to do a rotational learning role in that area within the company he already works at. It's kind of like an internship. Most the people in this field have ended up in it in a sideways fashion.


Not in sec myself, but did a boot camp through Codepath just cause it was free for me. Per the student slack channel, seems like a bunch of people got offers


Yeah I thought starting with the free material first is key, and then move up from there. Thanks!

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