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Author Topic: Udacity has a new cybersecurity nanodegree  (Read 108 times)

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Udacity has a new cybersecurity nanodegree
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:51:37 am »
https://www.udacity.com/course/cybersecurity-nanodegree--nd1337

The marketing copy claims "There will be 1.8 million open cybersecurity jobs by 2022!"

In fact, when I last worked for a big defense contractor it seemed like most of the internal job reqs were security related.  A CompTIA Security+ cert was useful, but that involves no hands-on experience like the Udacity degree would give.

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Prerequisites and Requirements
Intermediate Python

Understanding of variables, control and data structures, and object-orientation
Writing basic functions
Using 3rd-party libraries

Intermediate Linux

Understanding of Linux basics, including users, filesystem permissions, and processes
Ability to install a mainstream Linux OS, configure a user, and set up networking

Understanding of networking

Basic understanding of IP addressing, routing, and DNS; familiarity with OSI layers
Ability to troubleshoot basic host connectivity issues

Basic understanding of cloud infrastructure

Have launched a VM using one of the major cloud-services providers (AWS or GCP)
Have configured SSH key-based authentication and connected to the VM, configured the firewall
Be Prepared.

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Re: Udacity has a new cybersecurity nanodegree
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 06:15:09 pm »
That kind of job is reading code for security holes. There are tools that look for stuff but you still need to be able to read code. Do you really want to read someone else's code all day? No thanks for me.

I think a big fat area is IT Security Auditing. I know a few guys that do this and they seem to do ok.

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Re: Udacity has a new cybersecurity nanodegree
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 08:39:33 pm »
IT Security Auditing: But what does that involve? At least it sounds more "big picture" than reading code all day.

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Re: Udacity has a new cybersecurity nanodegree
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 05:45:52 pm »
IT Security Auditing: But what does that involve? At least it sounds more "big picture" than reading code all day.

It means performing security audits on companies and looking for gaps in their process and infrastructure, systems, etc...