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Where to learn cybersecurity?

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The topic of cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind these days, and with good reason. With all the recent hacks and data breaches, many people need to learn how to protect themselves online. Where do you go for help? Where can you find courses that teach you the basics as well as advanced techniques? This blog post will answer those questions so that anyone interested in learning more about cybersecurity can get started today!

Online courses

Find a course to learn cybersecurity from any one of the following sites:

1) Coursera

2) Udemy

3) FutureLearn

All three of these online resources offer courses that teach you how to protect yourself. You can find beginners, intermediate, and advanced courses as well! These websites have free versions for those who want to see how the course is structured.

Local community colleges

If you are in the United States, there is a likely college near you that offers cybersecurity courses. In addition to regular higher education classes, these colleges have evening and weekend programs where students can learn about cybersecurity.

Some of the more popular schools for this include:

  • University of Phoenix
  • DeVry University

Private companies that offer training

Another great choice could be a private company that offers cybersecurity training. These companies typically offer both in-person and online classes, with various options from beginner to advanced level courses.

Some examples include:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Boeing Company
  • Raytheon Company

Cybersecurity conferences and workshops 

Nowadays, it’s easier to find conferences and workshops that are worth your time.

Some of the most popular conferences about cybersecurity include:

  • RSA Conference
  • Black Hat Conference

Many people also attend security events hosted by their own company or a local university, as well as industry-specific cybersecurity conventions. For example, you might want to check out an event sponsored by ISACA (the International Society of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists), one of the largest associations for IT professionals working in financial services worldwide. They provide information on how to best address money laundering threats and other important topics related to protecting data integrity and probably offer some training opportunities too!

University-level programs in computer science or information security

Of course, you can find cybersecurity degrees at colleges and universities, but you can also go to a professional school instead. Wherever you choose to get your degree, the program must emphasize cybersecurity-either as its primary focus or as one of many courses offered. A great start for this could be programming geeks

If this is what you’re looking for in a career path, then here are some helpful tips:

Find out which schools offer programs with concentrations in cybersecurity. The more specialized the degree program is, the better-prepared graduates will be for employment opportunities specific to their desired careers (or potentially even starting their businesses). If there isn’t any school near where they live, consider going online and finding something accredited by ACICS or ABET.

Self-study books, videos, and online tutorials from cybersecurity experts

If you want to study at your own pace, you can purchase several books on cybersecurity. You can also find tutorials and videos online to teach yourself about the basics of cybersecurity for free.

Find a good library, where you can find many useful books on cybersecurity.

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