My Cybersecurity Goals for 2019


I can’t believe it’s already 2019 and I’ve just completed my first two classes in cybersecurity.

They were difficult but very rewarding – I learned so much!

This time last year I was dabbling in digital media, without a clue as to how much I would enjoy cybersecurity, much less how to get my foot in the door in the field.

One of my favorite aspects of cybersecurity so far is practicing all the black hat techniques so I can learn to protect against them.

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Therefore, one of my goals for this year is to tinker with different VMs (that’s short for virtual machines) until I find a setup that works for my learning.

So far, I’m working with Kali and Metasploitable.

My other professional cybersecurity goals for 2019 include:

  • Learning Python as it pertains to cybersecurity
  • Writing some Python scripts for cybersecurity
  • Studying for and passing the Comptia Network+ exam
  • Studying for and passing a security certification exam (Security+ or CEH)
  • Attending the RSA Conference College Days in March
  • Obtaining and excelling at a summer internship
  • Participating in at least one cyber competition with NUCL3@R
  • Writing two blog posts per week on TheWhiteHatHACKER to continue researching, learning, and spreading awareness


With a new year come new goals and new aspirations. I’m sharing mine with you today to help hold myself accountable in the coming year.

Do you have any tips or resources to help me reach these goals?

What about cybersecurity goals for 2019?

Please let me know below.

If you found this post helpful, please be sure to share it with your loved ones and acquaintances alike. Online security benefits us all and will only become more critical as technology’s presence grows in our community.

Get informed. Stay safe.


2 thoughts on “My Cybersecurity Goals for 2019”

  1. I got my degree in computer security in 2017 and never looked back. It’s a fascinating field with lots of opportunities. Best of luck!

    1. Hi Michele,

      Thanks for reaching out, I’m hopeful for many great experiences in the fields of cybersecurity and IT.


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