Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path

  • 4h 21m
  • Helen E. Patton
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2021

Land the perfect cybersecurity role—and move up the ladder—with this insightful resource

Finding the right position in cybersecurity is challenging. Being successful in the profession takes a lot of work. And becoming a cybersecurity leader responsible for a security team is even more difficult.

In Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path, decorated Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton delivers a practical and insightful discussion designed to assist aspiring cybersecurity professionals entering the industry and help those already in the industry advance their careers and lead their first security teams. In this book, readers will find:

  • Explanations of why and how the cybersecurity industry is unique and how to use this knowledge to succeed
  • Discussions of how to progress from an entry-level position in the industry to a position leading security teams and programs
  • Advice for every stage of the cybersecurity career arc
  • Instructions on how to move from single contributor to team leader, and how to build a security program from scratch
  • Guidance on how to apply the insights included in this book to the reader's own situation and where to look for personalized help
  • A unique perspective based on the personal experiences of a cybersecurity leader with an extensive security background

Perfect for aspiring and practicing cybersecurity professionals at any level of their career, Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path is an essential, one-stop resource that includes everything readers need to know about thriving in the cybersecurity industry.

About the Author

HELEN E. PATTON has held several senior technical leadership positions in cybersecurity, including Advisory Chief Information Security Officer at Cisco, AVP and Chief Information Security Officer at the Ohio State University and Executive Director of IT Risk and Resiliency at JP Morgan Chase.

In this Book

  • Foreword—Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path
  • Introduction
  • How Do You Become a Security Professional?
  • Why Security?
  • Where Can I Begin?
  • What Training Should I Take?
  • What Skills Should I Have?
  • Is My Résumé Okay?
  • Trying with Little Success?
  • How Do I Keep up?
  • How Can I Manage Security Stress?
  • How Can I Succeed as a Minority?
  • How Can I Progress?
  • Should I Manage People?
  • How Can I Deal with Impostor Syndrome?
  • How Can I Know If It's Time to Move On?
  • Where Do I Start?
  • How Do I Manage Security Strategically?
  • How Do I Build a Team?
  • How Do I Write a Job Posting?
  • How Do I Encourage Diversity?
  • How Do I Manage up?
  • How Do I Fund My Program?
  • How Do I Talk about My Security Program?
  • What is My Legacy?
  • Epilogue