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by Grant CollinsFebruary 26th, 2022

Do you really need to be great at Math to have a career in CyberSecurity? Find out more in this YouTube video from CyberSecurity Engineer - Grant Collins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7s5VB5VPxg&ab_channel=GrantCollins

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all right so do you know how to solve

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this complex equation right here because

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i surely do not know

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what the heck is in front of me and

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that's the topic of today's video

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[Music]

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all right so do you need math in cyber

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security no you don't need it i will be

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talking about why you don't need it when

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you may need it and

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well my overall synopsis of if you need

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math in cyber security

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all right so from the industry

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perspective math isn't necessarily

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something you need to know the ins and

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outs of

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right it's more so hands-on practical

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application of technologies and tools

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and concepts and all were of these words

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but you get what i'm saying you really

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don't need math in industry all right so

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i went on indeed and as you can see if

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we take a look at the job

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responsibilities

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well the majority are not going to have

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anything to do related or with math at

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all in terms of getting into the field

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of cyber you really don't need it you

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know you can take a look at any of job

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description

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and a lot of them are not asking for

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well cyber security math so there is at

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times areas where actually you may need

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to know math and let me go ahead and

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elaborate just a little bit more on what

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i mean there

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when i was a freshman entering into

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university and cyber security there were

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a few classes i had to take before

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entering into my cybersecurity major

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classes and those included math classes

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so in this case there are areas where

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you may need to have

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some level of understanding with math

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and that includes if you're going to go

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out and get a university degree

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in cybersecurity typically a bachelor's

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of science they're going to require you

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to take

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maybe two three four classes

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of math in order to get into you know

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the cybersecurity program it's all just

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basically a filtering system in my

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opinion trying to

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weed out students because it really

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isn't necessary once you enter into the

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industry now there is one particular

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area in cyber security where you would

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need to have a strong foundation and

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understanding

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of math and that is mathematical

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cryptography so cryptography ultimately

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comes down to sending and receiving

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messages securely to you know authorized

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parties in a very basic sense but

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mathematical cryptography has

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well let's just say at a high level

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a lot of

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working components

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that you have to be mindful of when

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creating a secure messaging system there

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is a lot of

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complex math and probability that goes

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into it if you want to be a

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cryptographer maybe work for a

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government agency such as the nsa in the

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united states or you want to be some

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sort of cyber security researcher who

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either is trying to

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crack the algorithms crypto analysis or

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you're trying to develop more secure

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algorithms

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that's an area of math where you would

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need to know and be familiar with

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in cyber security but

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ultimately if you don't want to do that

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you really don't need to know the ins

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and outs of cryptography you just need

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to know the secure algorithms to use one

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other level of math you may need to know

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is if you're going to get into the

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programming side of the security

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industry whether that's creating cyber

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security software or you're being a

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secure software developer looking to

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implement more secure code you may need

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to know the foundations of building an

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algorithm for an example which i don't

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even know how to do myself so that is

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something you may need to keep in mind

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if you want to be

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a programmer

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that would be an area where you may need

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to know

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some level of math all right so it's

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been a short video once again i wanted

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to do an update on this video i created

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this video three years ago and i just

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thought i would go ahead and

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provide a quick update on my thoughts

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with cyber security and math you don't

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need it

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really but sorta hopefully this video

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has been somewhat useful in your process

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of getting into cyber security and yeah

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until the next one have a good day

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