IT + INFO SEC RESOURCES

A curated collection of information about the Cybersecurity industry, and free resources, trainings, webinars, courses or other content available on the internet.

With the number of cybersecurity threats growing, cybersecurity professionals play an essential role in protecting networks and private data.

That's why a growing number of organizations rely on cybersecurity professionals. Entry-level cybersecurity jobs pay high salaries with strong demand. Professionals with experience increase their salaries and responsibilities in diverse cybersecurity careers.

While many employers prefer job candidates with a degree, cybersecurity bootcamps can also prepare learners for the job market.

Launching a successful cybersecurity career requires more than technical skills, however. Professionals also need soft skills, a strong resume, and clear career goals.

Entry-level cybersecurity jobs

Entry-level cybersecurity jobs help professionals gain experience and expand their resume. Many of these in-demand roles also lead to career advancement opportunities. After working as an information security analyst, security auditor, or penetration tester, experienced professionals move into higher paying roles with greater professional responsibilities.

  • Penetration tester: Penetration testers investigate security systems to identify weaknesses. They apply offensive and defensive tools to find and correct exploitable areas within a cybersecurity defense.
  • Incident response: Incidence response professionals help companies recover from security breaches and cyberattacks. Using the organization's incident response policies, these professionals protect data and investigate breaches.
  • Information security analyst: Information security analysts implement and monitor cybersecurity measures. They investigate cyberattacks, identify improvements in cybersecurity procedures, and conduct risk assessments after a security breach.
  • Forensic computer analyst: Forensic computer analysts investigate cyberattacks and all types of cybercrimes. They often work with law enforcement to identify perpetrators and document internet crimes.
  • Security auditor: Security auditors critically evaluate an organization's cybersecurity measures and procedures. After completing a security audit, they recommend improvements to the organization.

Below are a number of technology and information security resources that can help to put you on the cybersecurity career path.

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IT Basics/Desktop Support

If you are new to using computers/technology then these resources might be best for you.

Learn Microsoft Excel

Learn Excel with five projects

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Typing Lessons

Learn to type without looking at the keyboard

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Excel Exposure

Free lessons on using Microsoft Excel

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Free ITPro.TV Account

The free tier provides you with access to several courses with about 65 hours of content. Free courses include:
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  • CompTIA ITF+ (IT Fundamentals)
  • MTA Security Fundamentals (Microsoft)

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Networking

Linux

Servers/Databases/Virtualization/Cloud

Building Labs

"How to Build a Home Lab" Webcast Talk

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Introduction to Packet Tracer

Learn how to use Packet Tracer, a powerful network simulation tool

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CyberSecurity Fundamentals

Digital Forensics/Investigations/OSINT

Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing

Information Technology & CyberSecurity Management

CyberSecurity - Other Resources

Coding/Scripting/Programming

Physical Security

Information Security Podcasts

People Skills/Soft Skills/Public Speaking

6 Minute Networking

Short lessons to help grow your social skills

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Master Class Management

Free people management training and leadership class

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Entrepreneurship/Business

Other Academic Subjects

Khan Academy

Math, Science, Reading and more

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Course Hero

Math, Science, Engineering/Technology, Business, Social Science, Arts/Humanities, History, Foreign Language

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Math Planet

High School Math

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Duolingo

Learn another language such as Spanish, German, French, Japanese and many more

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Flashcard Machine

Create web based flashcards for studying

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arXiv.org - Mathematics

The arXiv preprint server is a leading resource of physics information. This section of Mathematics articles contains some of the latest research in mathematical topics. It is currently maintained at Cornell University.

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Calculus.org

A collection of calculus resources for the calculus student.

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Khan Academy - Calculus

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

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Math.com - Calculus

Online calculus resource that includes solving tools.

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Mathway - Calculus

Online calculus calculator that also provides step-by-step tutorials.

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NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions

The Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) Project was initiated to perform a complete revision of Abramowitz and Stegun’s Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables, published in 1964 by the National Bureau of Standards.

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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

SIAM fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in various application areas. Applied mathematics, in partnership with computational science, is essential in solving many real-world problems. Through publications, research and community, the mission of SIAM is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology.

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WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha is an online calculator that works to accept completely free-form input, and to serve as a knowledge engine that generates powerful results and presents them with maximum clarity.

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Wolfram Functions

The Mathematical Functions Site was created as a resource for the educational, mathematical and scientific communities. It contains the world's most encyclopedic collection of information about mathematical functions. The site also details the interrelationships between the special functions of mathematical physics and the elementary functions of mathematical analysis as well as the interrelationships between the functions in each group.

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Wolfram MathWorld

MathWorld is the web's most extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world's mathematics and internet communities as part of a commitment to education and educational outreach by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica.

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Wyzant - Calculus

Calculus resources from a general tutoring website.

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