Cybersecurity 2024: How to get started as a Hacker !

Take follow these steps to start your cyber-security career! (This is an for beginners).

1. Study the fundamentals of Computer Networks:

For any cybersecurity expert, having a strong understanding of networking basics is crucial.

2. Basic HTML/CSS Web Development:

A basic grasp of web programming is not mandatory, although it can help better understanding in web security.

3. Try to Update/Learn Every Day:

Learn about the most latest developments in cybersecurity by watching hacking tutorials and reading infosec blogs.

4. Work with Various Operating Systems:

Gain hands-on expertise with Windows, Linux, and macOS, among other operating systems. Your skill set will broaden as a result, and you’ll become different environment-adaptable.

5. Hands on CLI:

Get Familiarize yourself with the Windows and Linux PS command line interface . It will boost your efficiency when managing security-related tasks and is a necessary skill for cybersecurity professionals.

6. Attempt to Solve CTF Challenges:

Engage in Capture The Flag (CTF) challenges to sharpen your analytical and problem-solving abilities. Explore different categories, such as the web, reverse engineering, and OSINT etc.

7. Obtain New Certifications (Optional):

Certifications can enhance your reputation, but for a well-rounded approach, emphasize your practical talents in addition to your certifications. (Rec: CEH, OSCP, ejpt, and so forth).

8. Practice Labs on Reputable Platforms:

Take part in hands-on laboratories such as PenTester-Lab, TryHackMe, Portswigger, HackTheBox, etc. to acquire real-world experience in virtual environments.

9. Start the Bug Bounty Hunting Process:

Participate in bug bounty programs to identify and responsibly reveal security vulnerabilities . By doing this, you become more knowledgeable but also earns you recognition of the cybersecurity community.

10. Interesting Accomplishments:

Getting a CVE ID or being inducted into the Hall of Fame for identifying significant security issues can attract attention to you and highlight your skills.

11. Build Up Your Tools:

Security Automation: Develop your ability to build custom tools and scripts to automate repetitive tasks in cybersecurity. The industry places a high importance on automation skills. Publicize a few of them & help the community.

12. Boost Your Network:

Connect professional networks on Twitter and LinkedIn with similar interests. By networking, you can open up opportunities and gain insight from the experiences of others.

13.Do Good Research:

Make good use of Google and other AI tools to encounter challenges when you effectively to find solutions.

14. Soft Skills:

Success in both the personal and professional success depends heavily on soft skills. Developing and showcasing these abilities can enhance your employability and make you stand out as the candidate when applying for jobs.

⦁ Networking
⦁ Presentation Skills
⦁ Empathy
⦁ Negotiation Skills
⦁ Cultural Sensitivity
⦁ Resilience
⦁ Work Ethic
⦁ Positive Attitude
⦁ Open-mindedness
⦁ Self-motivation
⦁ Confidence
⦁ Active Listening
⦁ Patience
⦁ Diplomacy
⦁ Self-awareness
⦁ Dependability
⦁ Communication Skills
⦁ Teamwork
⦁ Adaptability
⦁ Problem-solving Skills
⦁ Creativity
⦁ Time Management
⦁ Leadership
⦁ Emotional Intelligence
⦁ Conflict Resolution
⦁ Decision Making
⦁ Critical Thinking
⦁ Flexibility
⦁ Interpersonal Skills
⦁ Collaboration etc.

Never stop learning, be curious, and keep pushing yourself. The rewards outweigh the challenges of the journey. I hope your journey to becoming a cybersecurity professional goes well!

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