Cyber security opportunities at big tech firms

Deloitte ino007
Sep 19, 2017 15 Comments

I am interested in knowing what it takes to jump from the big 4 to tech companies like fb and amazon! I'm in cyber security right now and want to stay within that field but shift industries! Any suggestions?

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  • Amazon BKlR51
    All of these companies have security teams focusing on different aspects of security. Amazon has risk and vulnerability management teams which do consultation work for other teams developing applications. Work is nice and challenging enough.

    Clearing your tech basics and having the right mindset (hacker not a script kitty) will help you land the job.
    Sep 19, 2017 7
    • Deloitte ino007
      OP
      Thanks- those are great suggestions and a good starting point for me!
      Sep 20, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng wf25
      @bkir51
      Will certifications such as OSCP help?
      Sep 20, 2017
    • Amazon BKlR51
      Yup oscp is great for learning and helpful in getting noticed. But it requires a commitment of at least 6 months. So if you start it just prepare mentally.
      Sep 20, 2017
    • New LLJ
      What’s POC?
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft / Eng SqlInject”
      Proof of concept?
      Jun 8
  • New / Mgmt HH404
    I would look at the Industrial Controls Security side. All big Four are looking at this HEAVILY.
    Sep 24, 2017 2
    • New KFPK099
      Hey I’ve been in Industrial Controls for 8 years and trying to pivot to security. Any suggestions for how to make the transition in a way that will appeal to the big four?
      Aug 13, 2018
    • Apple hyRi41
      Are there any certifications to get in Industrial Control Security?
      Apr 10
  • Microsoft / Eng wf25
    Just curious, what are your specializations? How did you gain knowledge in this field?
    Sep 19, 2017 2
    • Deloitte ino007
      OP
      I specialize in risk and vulnerability management for applications. I mostly gained knowledge through work and taking classes.
      Sep 19, 2017
    • Medallia 61
      Medallia is hiring for this role, they love consultants
      Sep 19, 2017
  • Amazon BKlR51
    Glad I could help
    Sep 20, 2017 0