Cyber is a new and evolving area and it can be difficult to navigate your way through career paths and they can be unclear. As a graduate you can either: specialise through a cyber security Masters degree or starting a graduate scheme or go and get an entry level position.
An entry level can be a great option, it will give you invaluable experience that is essential. A graduate role will often give you experience to build your hands-on cyber security expertise and by working you’ll meet certification prerequisites faster.
That’s not to say taking a cyber security Masters will affect you negatively. Employers are ultimately looking for a balance of practical skills backed up by qualifications.
A Masters is a fantastic way to study the wider cyber security landscape – ideal if you’re unsure where you’d like to specialise or want a solid foundation of knowledge before you join the job market.
A degree in computer science is not essential for a job in cyber security. Non-technical professionals often have a range of transferable skills that are essential in cyber security, especially in the realms of management and training.