Jun 13 2007
One of the questions I get from time to time is how I got into security. People are curious about me personally, but I think the real reason they ask is because they want to know so they can start pursuing their own security career. I’m more than willing to help anyone get started on a security career, but the reality of it is, everyone I’ve met so far has had to find their own way in and what their passion in the security sphere is.
David Whitelegg has written up his own path to a career in security, and just as importantly, why he’s decided to blog about about security. I like the fact that David considers himself an ‘average Joe’ as a security practitioner, since that’s almost exactly how I feel about myself. Yeah, I have a couple areas I’m an expert in, but over all, there are a lot of people out there who know more than I do, and there always will be. I think one of the biggest realization security experts have to learn is that no matter how smart you are, you can’t know it all.