Journey’s of a Cyber Security Professional
In life there are many paths that individuals take to be successful. Some of which are very easy, and carefree. While others can be very daunting and stressful from time to time. I would say that journey to being a Cyber Security professional is a very challenging and rewarding career path. Being a cyber security professional is like playing with a Rubix cube, if you don’t like a good puzzle or game of chess you should never start down this path. My reasoning for this is because every path you take in this career will land you with a new challenge or riddle you may need to solve. And, very little times will it ever come with an easy answer.
I have been in the Cyber Security arena now for almost 20 years. And, while I consider myself seasoned, I have also come to the conclusion that is only in the government sector of things. But thankful I have found a way to collaborate, and work with an outstanding group of individuals that allow me to share what I know, and learn a lot from them as well. Who is this group of individuals you are probably asking yourself, well let me tell you about them.
About a month and a half ago I joined Joe McCray Jr.’s Intern Program called “The Security Rookies”. I have known Joe for many years, and have had the opportunity of talking with him, and taking several of his classes. So when I heard he was putting together this program I was all in. Who could pass up an opportunity to learn something new, contribute what they know, and build relationships with colleagues across the profession. I have had the opportunity to be a team member and a project manager and thus far, have gotten to work side by side with some of the brightest people in the business, mentor new recruits, and gotten to collaborate on an effort that Joe has that I think will aid in revolutionizing generations to come in the Cyber Security Profession.