How To Get That First Cybersecurity Job

Bob Young
2 min readFeb 19, 2021

“Have any advice for getting a gal’s foot in the door who just graduated from a college’s Cyber Security Program — from a CISO’s POV?” A new connection asked me this question through LinkedIn’s private messaging feature.

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My reply is below. I’ve changed her name in this article.


Bob Young

CISO, Director of Information Security, and Security Consultant. Also, I wrote some books that have nothing to do with IT.