1. Seek every opportunity to learn.
Jumpstart your career in cyber with a foundation in scripting, programming, networking and operating systems. If you’re in college, a degree in engineering, programming, or information technology will set you on the right path. If you’re an experienced professional looking for a career change, seeking certifications like CompTIA Security+ or Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCNET) will help you get your foot in the door.
2. Flaunt your inner nerd.
Cyber layman’s terms include being fluent in Python, knowing the difference between white and black hats, and not trying to eat “raspberry pi.” N00bs need not apply.
3. Use your powers for good.
Cyber employees are entrusted with projects and information that protect people around the world. If you have a security clearance, your job opportunities in the cyber world are abundant.
4. Be a team player.
At Lockheed Martin, our experts tackle challenges that have never been encountered before. Problem solving requires collaboration and being able to think like an adversary requires diversity of thought.
5. Never lose sight of the bigger picture.
With great power comes great responsibility. In the face of ever-changing threats, cyber professionals work each day to protect the platforms, systems, networks and data of governments and militaries around the world. Are you up for the challenge?