Jun 13 2007
David Whitelegg may have started something when he wrote up how he got into a career in security, if the posting over at elamb.com is any indication . I challenge other security professionals out there to talk about how they got their start in security. Michael, Cutaway, Andy, Santa, you listening? And if you’ve already written your background, point us to it again.
There’s a related thread in the Security Catalyst Community forums, “The Absolute first step“. I put my own two cents worth on the topic, but I’d like to see some more ideas about what the first step in a security career should be. I think it’s developing the right attitude (paranoia), but maybe someone has a better idea. I’ll be interested in seeing how people’s idea of a first step line up with the way they really got into security.
Edit: Cutaway just reminded me that there’d recently been a thread on this subject, named appropriately “How did you get your start?“. I even posted in the thread and still managed to forget about it.