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IDG Contributor Network: 4 tips to keep your career relevant

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 14, 2015.

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    RSS New Member Member

    My entry into the information security (cyber) domain was abrupt. After 12 years within the information technology industry, my employer selected me to specialize in cyber network defense. It sounded cool and I honestly believed it was a strategic opportunity that would turbocharge my career. Since that day, my life has changed dramatically.

    Over the next four months my peers and I received the best training money could buy. We were required to assimilate knowledge at the speed of water from a fire hose. Then (to our frustration) they expected us to be able to apply that knowledge in various capture the flag and laboratory exercises. Completing such a difficult course felt exhilarating and empowering; I was ready to conquer cyber miscreants, and I would be unstoppable.

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