Tips for an Information Security Analyst/Pentester career - Ep. 78 - Nothing is impossible
So here's the whole story of how I could find a job as a penetration tester one year ago.
- Not a youngster any more: I was 54 already when I started working as a penetration tester
- No long-time info sec experience: I only had a brief parenthesis as a SOC analyst but I wanted to move to red teaming. Even though I had played for 4 years in my lab, I had never done it for a living.
- Not a programmer: Sure I can write a Bash script, but I need to greatly improve my programming skills, especially with Python, PowerShell and Assembly, to up my game. I still need to that, and I hope I can find time to finally become more proficient.
- No specific education, or not the right one: At first I didn't have an IT degree, then I achieved two associate's degrees but employers wanted a Bachelor's.
Are you interested or motivated?