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6 Traits to Develop for Cybersecurity Success

Cultivate these half-dozen qualities and watch your career soar.
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From the 1950s through the 1970s, popular magazines carried an ad for the Famous Artists School that asked, "Could you be an artist?" The ad promised that if you had the basic traits for art, you could become a famous artist.

Could the same be said about a cybersecurity career? 

Hundreds of thousands of people have gone into the field, but what specific intellectual and personality traits are more useful — ones that make it a bit easier to become a success?

Recently, we looked at some nontechnical degrees that can lead to cybersecurity success. Their existence means success is not just about being good at mathematics or having the right background in computer science. Also worth noting: There are many paths to success in cybersecurity, just as there are many positions within the field. However, certain qualities bear cultivating for anyone who wants to enter — or advance — in the field.

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Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Editor at Dark Reading. In this role he focuses on product and technology coverage for the publication. In addition he works on audio and video programming for Dark Reading and contributes to activities at Interop ITX, Black Hat, INsecurity, and ... View Full Bio

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1/23/2020 | 12:54:21 PM
Not particularly in depth
This article is pretty obivious.  Sorry, but be a puzzle solver is about the only true trait to specifically necissary to cybersecurity. That and a huge dose of "how does this work" curiosity which is not quite mentioned although the more general be curious is although that in particular is not unique in cybersecity. Sorry. I am very disappointed lately with the click through and in general with Dark Reading's articles.  
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