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How to develop a career in cybersecurity & privacy and earn more than 150K/year

Career development MasterCourse. Lessons from SAP's CISO.

Why this Course

       Cybersecurity & Privacy will never die  

Over an eight-year period, from 2014 to 2022, number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow by 350 percent, from one million positions in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2022. And of the candidates who are applying for these positions, fewer than one in four are even qualified, according to the MIT Technology Review.

Despite industry-wide efforts to reduce the skills gap, the open cybersecurity headcount in 2021 will be enough to fill 50 NFL stadiums. A Forbes Technology Council post states that the number would be in the top 100 for the size of work populations of countries worldwide — not just industries.

Every IT position is also a cybersecurity position now. Every IT worker, every technology worker, needs to be involved with protecting and defending apps, data, devices, infrastructure, and people. It's a full-on war for cyber-privacy talent

This course is UNIQUE because you will not find pure theory about what to do and how to learn . It starts with my life story – how I actually did it, what motivated me and where I did wrong. I am debating about a lot of myths related to your career development, how to succeed in a corporate environment, how to get a bigger salary or promotion, I am explaining how HR thinks and where you need to focus on, I am explaining step by step how to write your resume including custom modern design for several cyber and privacy roles and I am helping you shape your VALUE proposition. Also, I am giving you complete learning paths for the hottest technologies these days including Cloud Security (Azure, AWS, GCP), SOAR, EDR, SIEM, DLP, HSMs, DAM etc. Everything included in this course is either used, developed or tested by myself.

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Instructor’s Profile

Chief Security Officer at SAP, Executive

My name is Roland Costea and I am working as Chief Security Officer at SAP . Before that i have spent years working for Microsoft, IBM, Genpact, Cognizant or Accenture as a Privacy & Security Director being able to create hundreds of integrated security & privacy programmes for top organizations in the world and I have decided to put all my experience together in a single comprehensive course, to show how to actually start a career in cybersecurity and/or data privacy. I drived security and privacy teams and business units through real success, advised more than 200 top clients (Forbes 500) from all around the world, I have participated in more than 100 interviews as a candidate and I have interviewed and hired more than 100 talents.



What You’ll Get

Secrets for a better career


Step-By-Step Video Modules

6+ hours of video content, 6+ sections, 60+ lessons, lifetime access


Learning Plans

Complete learning plans for top technologies like Cloud Security, IAM, SIEM, SOAR, EDR, DLP, DAM, RMS, HSMs, consent & cookie mgmt


Resume Writing + Templates

Complete resume writing process that involves resume design, defining value, expressing value in writing and fine tuning,for the most important roles in cyber and privacy + 7 editable professional templates (resume + cover letter)



Discounts for my other courses including the All in One Privacy Course that includes 32 hours video content, ISO standards, 100+ templates & more


Unique Coaching Experience

24 hours answer to your questions by myself, without any teaching assistant plus the possibility to join a more advanced career development coaching program


My career explained

How I was able to reach top positions in big corporations till 34 years old.


Strategy for winning the interview

Complete view of how to win the interview in your best interest, how to negotiate a bigger salary, a promotion, how to use luck, how to find good mentors, why HR is important and how to deal with them, how to become a great leader and how to dream big.


Money back Guarantee

An Unconditional 10-day money-back guarantee after you enroll into the course, so you can be sure this course is the perfect fit for you with no risk on your part.

What You’ll Learn

The secrets of a successful career path from an ex IBM-er&MICROSOFT-er and how to quickly develop yours in order to earn more than 150K a year.
  • Why companies will choose you? Winning the Battle
  • Diversification
  • The LUCK role in your career
  • What takes you down
  • How much time to spend in a company before moving out
  • Step by step resume writing exercise for roles like Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Security Consultant, Security Architect, DPO, CISO, Director, Privacy Manager
  • How I have managed my personal career and why I made those decisions
  • Learning Plans for top cybersecurity & privacy technologies
  • How to transition into privacy and security
  • How to take your career to the next level & become a great Leader everybody is looking for
  • Certifications that will make an impact
  • How to pass IAPP certifications in less than 30 days

Course Information

Welcome to Defradar Online Privacy & Cybersecurity Academy, we are so excited that you are here and ready to make a real impact on the market by developing your cyber and/or privacy career further.

Highlights include:

  • Who am I and why I have created this course
  • What you will get in this course
  • Why privacy and cybersecurity will never die
  • Course Resources

What concepts helped me in moving further quickly in my career. What to avoid and what to focus on.

Highlights include:

  • How I started my career
  • My career in one lesson
  • Money Heist and how much money you produce for them
  • You are what your brain thinks about you
  • Why companies will choose you? Winning the Battle!
  • How important is your resume
  • What being diverse means!
  • The LUCK role in your career
  • How much time you should spend in one company
  • What takes you down in a company
  • Certifications

There are important concepts all companies are looking for these days in cybersecurity – how to learn, from where, what do you need to succeed.

Highlights include:

  • How I personally started learning
  • Available roles on the market
  • Certifications that will make an impact
  • What do you need to make a career turn
  • Hot skills everybody is looking for
  • Cloud Security (incl. learning plan)
  • Identity & Access Management (IAM) – incl. learning plan
  • The new internet access in a mobile world – incl. learning plan
  • SOC Tools – SIEM incl. learning plan
  • SOC Tools – EDR incl. learning plan
  • SOC Tools – SOAR - incl. learning plan

There is nothing better than privacy in the whole information lifecycle from collection till destruction. So how should you get started?

Highlights include:

  • Where to get started in privacy?
  • Learning and Background
  • Transitioning into Privacy
  • Available privacy roles on the market
  • What certifications will make an impact
  • My learning plan – All in One Privacy Course
  • Technologies related to data protection and privacy
  • Data Classification, DLP and RMS - incl. learning plan
  • Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) - incl. learning plan
  • Encryption, HSMs, cloud relationship - incl. learning plan
  • Consent and Cookie Management Tools - incl. learning plan

There is no need for external HR or career consultants that will only show you general rules not applying in cybersecurity and/or privacy. I am actually showing you how to design, write and define your resume and value. Forget about boring resumes.

Highlights include:

  • The elevator pitch – What is your value?
  • My resume explained – The Security Director role – resume writing exercise
  • The security analyst role – resume writing exercise
  • The security architect/engineer role – resume writing exercise
  • The Presales/Sales Security Consultant/Engineer role – resume writing exercise
  • The Chief Information Security Role – resume writing exercise
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO) role – resume writing exercise
  • Privacy Consultant role – resume writing exercise
  • Privacy Manager role – resume writing exercise
  • Privacy Engineer role – resume writing exercise

Understand what you want from your career and how to achieve it quicker. How to win the interview in your best interest. Become the Leader all companies are looking for.

Highlights include:

  • Time, Career, Money
  • The barriers of thinking big
  • How to acquire a higher role or a salary increase
  • How to create the counter-offer
  • Act appropriately – the interview process
  • How to do the follow up
  • Linkedin
  • Manager vs Leader
  • Big corporations – traps and what to do
  • HR is important
  • Being your own BOSS in cybersecurity and/or privacy

Short wrap up of what we’ve learned and how to continue your journey to success!

Highlights include:

  • Follow up the learning plans

Enroll Now

Roland Costea’s “How to develop a career in cybersecurity & privacy and earn more than 150K/year” is a comprehensive and unique career development course that has the goal to teach you how to actually define your value, get the role you are looking for and move faster in your career path. We will manage to do that by showing you how is that possible, by looking at yourself and your image, by redefining completely your resume and your career approach and by showing you how to win the interview and all HR processes inside big organizations.



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When you’re buying a house, you can take a tour of it right? Well, we believe you should have the same peace of mind with this course too – We’re confident you’ll love the way this program shows you exactly how and where to start with Cybersecurity and Privacy, so we’re giving you up to 10 risk-free days to try Defradar Online Academy and see how it works for you.

Of course, you must be an action taker – the course isn’t magic. However, if you complete the training and it does not work for you, let us know within 10 days of purchase, and we’ll refund every cent.

Frequently Asked Questions

The course includes around 7 hours of video content, 12 learning plans, 9 CV writing exercises and other documents

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How does life time access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the course for as long as you like - across any and all of your devices you own.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 10 days and we will give you a full refund.

We do reply all your questions in 24 hours and you can also write directly at

Yes, we will send you a certificate course completion signed by Defradar after you finish the course by email.

This course will not prepare you for a specific certification. This course will guide you to succeed in your career and will also advise what certifications will have the higher impact on the market. It is your responsibility to prepare and get that certification. In terms of privacy, take a look at our full course “All-in-One Privacy Course” ( that will actually prepare you for 3 IAPP certifications in the same time

We cannot guarantee that, but we guarantee that you will be prepared to move further in your career. In the end it is all up to you how you apply the knowledge learned here, and also timing, luck etc. But we are more than sure that the moment will come up soon.