I have a few certifications, including a CCNA and a Security+. Before I worked in the cyber security I was a psychologist. Today I use my previous experience in psychology to help me in my current role to look for attacks and stop them.
About Shawn Briere
Before I worked in the cyber security I was a psychologist. I have always been
interested in how humans think and react to different situations. In my time at
the University of Arizona I majored in psychology and was particularly fascinated
in social psychology. I took all the classes the university had to offer in social
psychology and became a research assistant for one of the social psychology
professor. After college, I began working in several roles related to my degree
including as a counselor for the mentally ill. After about 5 years I decided to
switch careers into cyber security. I went back to school and got a few
certifications, including a CCNA and a Security+. After finding a job, I worked my
way up very quickly in my current company and got promoted into a role in the IT
security department. Although psychology and cyber security may appear
different, the two fields compliment themselves well because many attacks and
attackers rely on techniques borrowed from psychology. Due to my background in
psychology, learning how attacks against machines and humans that control those
machines came very easy to me. Today I use my previous experience in
psychology to help me in my current role to look for attacks and stop them.
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