Hey 0x00er’s I’ve got a pretty vague question but I’m hoping to learn, and have my questions answered.
So the question; how to I get into info sec as a career? I’ve noticed a lot of members on here are in the field, and after reading so many posts and doing a lot of research on ethical Hacking, I’ve decided that’s something I’m very much interested in. I’m a big supporter of local businesses and am friends with a lot of local business owners, and I’d love to help them in any way I can, but I don’t know where to start. I’ve been reading The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing by Patrick Engebretson, and have loved it so far, and want to get a career in the field.
The question, where do I start? I’m currently in college, taking some gen ed classes, I’m assuming I need a degree of some sort to get into the field? And what options are there? I listened to the Jek Hyde interview on the wacksec podcast and physical pentesting and social engineering sounds interesting, but I also enjoyed messing with code (have a little experience with html and css) in high school. Any advise you guys can give me would mean the world to me