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You can learn more about information security by visiting the Web sites of cybersecurity companies such as Symantec, McAfee, Checkpoint, Sourcefire, Fortinet, and Forcepoint. Download and install free security software from a reputable company to get a basic understanding of how such technology works. Read professional publications such as the ISSA Journal (https://www.issa.org) to learn about the issues analysts face daily. Talk with analysts about their careers. Ask your computer science teacher or school counselor for help setting up an information interview. Check out Cybersecurity 101 (http://niccs.us-cert.gov/awareness/cybersecurity-101) to learn the basics of cybersecurity. Finally, participate in cybersecurity competitions to hone your skills. Visit http://niccs.us-cert.gov/training/tc/search/cmp/new for a list of competitions. 

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