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# Is it a good idea to study IT (cybersecurity) without math?

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- JimLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
IT uses a lot of base 2, base 8, and base 16 math.

You need at least the basics to help you out, but not rocket science.

That said, I know a lot of people in IT whose eyes roll up when math is involved.

- 2 months ago
All computers run off of mathematics. Boolean Algebra is used to design and implement every single thing that a computer does. Not knowing how something works can only serve to hurt you when confronted by someone who does know how it works. Knowing the math that makes computers work will help you contend with those who'd use their knowledge of that math to attack the computers you are charged with protecting.

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