@krypt3ia put out a great post yesterday on one tough-love approach to answering the question we often get, “How Do I Get Into INFOSEC?” He goes through the “type” of person you have to be, the long process of getting your skillz up to par, and then finally the frustrations you’ll have in your actual job. I couldn’t agree more … so … “Do it if you love it… Otherwise what’s the point?”
So You Want To Get Into INFOSEC Huh?
I got a request through a friend for a friend of that friends kid to talk to him about how to get into INFOSEC the other day. Now usually I am a curmudgeon (as you all know and love) and am loathe to be some sort of big brother of INFOSEC to anyone but in this case I said ok cuz I am just that nice. After some email wrangling we finally got together today (scant minutes ago actually) and now feel an obligatory blog post on the subject of getting into the business coming on …And there it is …Feel the burn…
So after agreeing to a time to meet I began to wonder just what I would say to this kid as to how to get into the business. For that matter I really wondered if I should encourage him at all to get into INFOSEC in the first place. My mind started to ponder why I was in it still and just how if at all it was rewarding given all that I have seen and still deal with on a daily basis. Often times my daily job sends me in to apoplectic fits that you all see in my blog posts and on twitter screeds of 140 characters at a clip so I imagine all of you out there might not think that I enjoy my work on average. On the whole though I would say that I do enjoy my work but I would caution anyone looking to get into this business to take a deep look at their abilities and their coping mechanisms before they took the plunge.
Today’s post pic is from Interactive360. See ya!