First Jobs in Cybersecurity: The Analyst Role – Joshua Copeland – ESW #247

There are tons of cybersecurity job openings for folks with 3-5 years of experience, but where are the junior roles? How are people getting their initial 3-5 years in? Josh and the ESW hosts discuss the finer points and challenges of breaking into InfoSec via the analyst path.

- As mentors: where do we struggle with our mentees?

- There are a million certs and degree programs - which are worth the time and money?

- How can folks learn and hone cybersecurity skills prior to getting a job in InfoSec?

We've even included a handy cheat sheet full of recommendations and resources:

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Joshua Copeland
Joshua Copeland
SOC Director at ATT

Josh has 20+ years working in the IT/Cybersecurity space. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2018 and has working in the Federal, SLTT, and Commercial space specializing in Security and Cloud. He is currently a SOC Director within AT&T’s Consulting division.


Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Director of Product Management at Tenchi Security
Dimitri Vlachos
Dimitri Vlachos
Chief Marketing Officer at Devo
Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Tyler Shields
Tyler Shields
CMO at JupiterOne
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