Lets get started with the evergreen Beginning of most of the hacker’s starting Point.
You just randomly Watching a movie or web series online mainly based on cyber Security and Ethical hacking. You found out this field so amazing seeing hackers playing with codes, using Linux OS, etc. hacking into systems without any authorization.
So, now you wanna be a Cyber sec Enthusiast too but in an ethical manner, coz this field is much fascinating in itself. Right ?
Are you confused how to get started in this field?
Don’t worry every beginner is, because they don’t have a path, a proper guidance/mentorship, Proper resources and notes for learning.
What if we tell you that these all hinderances are getting vanished day by day Because of great platforms and learning areas.
But first, let me introduce you with
“What actually Cyber security is?”
Cyber security is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. It’s also known as information technology security or electronic information security. The term applies in a variety of contexts, from business to mobile computing, and can be divided into a few common categories.
- Network security
- Application security
- Information security
- Operational security
Let us just summarize things to learn first before entering into Cyber security domain ⇒
- Introduction to Cyber security
- Proper knowledge of Networking Terms and fundamentals
- OSI Model (Base of Networking)
- IP Addresses
- Learn how data is transmitted through networks(Packets and frames)
- Routers, Switches, Port Forwarding
- Firewalls(WAFs), VPN,
- Know about how the Internet and Web services work and theory behind it.
- Learning Any OS
Now, Being a complete beginner, You must be little bit shaking in your head that these topics are looking so uncommon and really hard. But, In reality these are the most basic things required to get started in Cyber-Sec domain.
You:- Ok, But from where to learn these ? How will I get these all things in a systemised manner/order? I can’t always prepare notes, coz its really lengthy work, any alternative?
Cool down, We got your back.
Let me introduce you to a great platform for such a great kickstart i.e.
TryHackMe is an online platform that teaches cyber security through short, gamified real-world labs. We have content for both complete beginners and seasoned hackers, incorporating guides and challenges to cater for different learning styles.
Sign up to Tryhackme there, Buy the premium membership which is just $10/month.
But At the very beginning, We won’t recommend you to spend any money. Instead, Start learning for free from such an amazing Platform.
So, What next ?
Tryhackme has total 6 paths as of now to make you go from Zero to Hero.
The path you beginners need to start from is one and only⇒
We Have a small surprise for you guys at the end of the blog, But first focus on what you really need to know!!
What will this path make you learn?
Ans: Exactly the same things we mentioned earlier in this blog while summarizing the first few important topics to learn. This learning path will teach you the pre-requisite technical knowledge to get started in cyber security. To attack or defend any technology, you have to first learn how this technology works.
The Pre-Security learning path is a beginner friendly and fun way to learn the basics. Your cyber security learning journey starts here!
Another Important thing to know, You will be earning a certificate of completion for the completing the full path whichever it is on Tryhackme. Just share those certs anywhere on your socials and let world know about your achievements. Sounds cool right!! Take a Look at the sample cert⇒
A brief preview of what does this path’s rooms/tasks really have for you⇒
It mainly has 5 Tasks for you to go through and in total 15 rooms to complete throughout this path.
Those 5 tasks are listed below:-
1. Cyber Security Introduction
2. Network Fundamentals
3. How the Web works
4. Linux Fundamentals
5. Windows Fundamentals
- Where will you stand after completing this Path?
Ans. If you survived this, that means You are good with most basic understanding needed while learning basics further in this field.
- What to do next?
Ans. Good Question!! Now, I will suggest you to buy Tryhackme subscription and Go for Complete Beginner’s path. This path will prepare you like a complete beginner. After completing this you will be having Loads of knowledge to broaden them, Explore them, Use them. Link given below.
Wait, What if I tell you You
The beginner path aims to give a broad introduction to the different areas in Computer Security. This path will be looking at the following areas:
- Basic Linux - Get familiar with the Linux command line.
- Web Application Security - Learn web application security concepts through the OWASP Top 10
- Network Security - Using essential tools like NMAP to enumerate infrastructure.
- Scripting Challenges - Using Python and Bash to carry out different tasks.
- Privilege Escalation
Once you complete the beginner path, you should have learnt the fundamental knowledge for each specific area, and use these core concepts to build your understanding of more complex topics within the area.
Now, Time for your Surprise.
Tryhackme is celebrating the release of our new Pre Security learning path - complete a room that’s part of this path and win tickets, get 3 of the same to redeem a prize. If you’re a free user you can win 1 ticket, however subscribed users can win 2 tickets.
The ticket promotion ends on the 15th of July
Tryhackme have over $5,500 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Collect tickets completing Security path through getting tickets and get a chance to win Following prizes⇒
- Lucky Title
- Streak Freeze
- 10% Swag Discount
- Tryhackme Stickers
- 1 Month THM Voucher Worth $10
- Swag Voucher Worth $20
- Throwback Voucher Worth $60
- 3 Month THM Voucher Worth $30
- Security+ Voucher Worth $275
- OSCP Voucher Worth $1000 Each
Hope you found this blog helpful and interesting and enjoyed the GIFs too throughout the reading. 😆