5/19/2020
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7 Security Pros: What My Nontraditional Background Brings to the Job

Job experience and degrees outside of the cybersecurity or IT world can provide invaluable diversity of thinking and problem-solving.



Cybersecurity hiring managers are increasingly finding that one of the most effective ways to broaden out their pool of quality candidates is to look farther afield than standard hacker pedigrees or cybersecurity college credits. Doing so not only helps organizations tap into a bigger field of smart people, it also provides them a path to diversify the strengths of the cybersecurity team beyond sheer technical acumen.

Dark Reading recently caught up with a handful of cybersecurity professionals with unconventional backgrounds to talk about their past job experiences and nontech degrees. Here's how they think their nontraditional training helps them in their daily cybersecurity work.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio
 

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