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IDG Contributor Network: Why certificates matter, and which ones matter most

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jan 11, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    You’re new to security? Welcome. So am I.

    As I approach my one-year anniversary of writing for CSO Online, I know that I have much to learn about security and room to grow as a writer.

    When I decided that I wanted to be a writer, I really had no idea the direction my career would take. I was an English major in undergrad, then earned a Master’s in Education so that I could teach.

    After spending over a decade in the classroom, I knew I was ready for a change, but I didn’t know how to make that change happen. I decided to enroll in an MFA program because in my mind, being a writer required an MFA.

    At the time, I hadn’t considered journalism as an option for my writing career — I was going to write books. Unlike the information security industry, the writing world is over-saturated. Everyone wants to be a published author.

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