How Software Developers Can Become Cybersecurity Engineers
Embrace Your Development Skills.
When you're looking to enter a cybersecurity career, having a background in non-security-related development can be extremely helpful. It will give you a more well-rounded perspective than someone who has only focused on security for his or her entire education or career. Take a course on application security and educate yourself on the latest trends in security.
Educate Yourself and Executives on Business Benefits.
By educating yourself, you will be more security savvy and the process of secure development will go faster. Through educating executives on the business-level benefits of security, it will be easier to get their buy-in on your training efforts. They’ll be able to assist in making organization-wide changes that will make the prioritization of security easier.
Own the Security of Your Code.
Take responsibility for the security of your own code. Don’t let the final quality check department be the only place where security is considered and evaluated. By incorporating, acknowledging and testing for security early and throughout the development process, it will be easier to fix any potential future vulnerabilities in the code.