Imo Joseph
2 min readJun 24, 2023


The main reason I chose to pursue a career in cybersecurity is just how flexible the career path is.

Cybersecurity, or security, is the practice of ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information by protecting networks, devices, people, and data from unauthorized access or criminal exploitation.

The release of Google new professional certificate known as Cybersecurity is the announcement that came on May 4th, 2023 and it marks the 7th topical branch in their continually expanding certificate program. It follows six other successful entry-level certificate programs in

  1. IT Support Professional
  2. Data Analytics
  3. Project Management
  4. UX Design
  5. IT Automation with Python
  6. Google Digital Marketing

And off course the new Google Cybersecurity which makes it the Top 7 Google Certifications

Once you’re in security, there’s so many different fields you can dive into. Whether it’s through the blue team, protecting the user or the red team, which is just, you know, poking holes in other people’s defenses and letting them know where they’re going wrong.

A day in the life as a entry- level security professional? Um, it can change day to day, but there’s two basic parts to it. There’s the operation side, which is responding to detections and doing investigations. And then there’s the project side where you’re working with other teams to build new detections or improve the current detections.

The difference between this entry- level cybersecurity analyst and an entry-level cybersecurity engineer is pretty much that the analyst is more focused on operations and the engineer, while they can do operations, they also build the, the detections and they do more project focused work.

My favorite task is probably the operations side doing investigations because we can sometimes get something like this actor did such and such on this day.