Jean-Baptiste Bres

Chief Information Security Officer

Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This

I very often get asked by students or new grads what is the best path to get into security. It is a tough question. I did 10 years of project management, governance and risk prior to start working in security, a bit by accident, so I cannot rely much on my own experience to answer that question.
As a CISO, as much as I would like to hire more graduates, hand-on experiences are always a consideration, especially when you can only hire a limited number of staff, as security teams often are very small to cover a large number of competencies.

Brian Krebs wrote this very good article to help students and grads to understand better what organisations are looking for when it comes to security profiles, and how to create some experience to get into the security industry. Definitively something you might want to read if it is a path you are considering.