I’m also relatively new to the cybersecurity field, however, I agree with ariesbeck that obtaining a solid networking and data communications background will be a good area to pursue. While you are still in the Navy you might be interested in looking into the Defense Security Service website. They offer a broad selection of courses in the various security areas. Additionally, they offer free graduate level security courses that can be transferred to a masters degree program. However, the courses are only available to military, DoD civilians, and DoD contractors.
The CSIAC is a DoD-sponsored Center of Excellence in the fields of Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, and Knowledge Management & Information Sharing.
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