University provides you with a route to get into cyber! Generally you should try and study things like: cyber security, information science, any computing sciences or possibly computer cryptography. You could also study another STEM subject (science, technology, engineering or maths) as this will allow you to apply to many graduate jobs in cyber security if you’re not quite sure that cyber is the definite route to go down! The best choice is to make sure that you have the options to select modules that give an insight into cyber such as computer science, computer networks or computer forensics. However, you will need more than a STEM degree to convince graduate employers in cyber security that they should hire you! Evidence of a passion for technology outside of your degree is likely to be on every employer’s checklist.
As cyber security is a diverse industry, one degree does not cover everything so knowing what you want to do in cyber security can help gear your degree towards that aspect of cyber. From your graduation, many companies offer a graduate scheme which not only help you build up core skills in the workplace but also help you develop cyber security skills through workshops, courses and hands on experience. It’s important to gain as much exposure as you can so that you know you are going into an area that interests you!