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Okay, So what are your favorite tea and security news sources? Well, personally, I have, ah, Google news feed that I've just configured to give me I t and cybersecurity stories. So I get them from kind of everywhere on the Internet. I'm a subscriber of 2600 which is a hacker sort of quarterly magazine.
It's one of my favorite magazines. All time. I actually was reading that before even really got into the idea and computer science.
I just found it fascinating even then and then I have a podcast that I really liked, that I worked on the name risky business, which is just spectacular, spectacular security podcast.
Pretty digestible. It's not like one of those 34 hour long podcasts You get in cybersecurity a lot. I really enjoy. He covers a lot of the major issues of the day. A lot of interesting vulnerabilities of discussions of, you know, a P T s not just a spectacular podcast. What about you? Can
my two main sources are gonna be the hacker news and then also dark reading as well. So I don't dive into it too much. Usually I see articles and the hacker news about whatever is going on as far as breaches. So that's kind of my theory of interest. I feel like at this point in our careers most of the time when I see the hacker news, it's an E mail
looking for comment on something
I feel like I read there. I read them via E mail more than I do for the via the Web anymore. So what is the culture like in cybersecurity? Is it very diverse? Is it closed off and difficult to get your foot in the door thistles? The thorny question, I'm gonna admit. So I would say in general, you know, it's it's no secret that a lot of the stem fields are very male dominated
when you're looking a cybersecurity. Roughly 89% of the workforce is meant.
That's changing in there. A lot of initiatives to kind of fix that. That pretty dramatic imbalance there is there is pretty substantial diversity, you know, as we've seen from our own website traffic. There is a lot of activity for cyber security, and I t in South Asia throughout a lot of places in Africa, so there's a reasonable amount of diversity,
and that's a great sort of note, but it's definitely very male dominated. So that's something that is, you know, like in the process of changing but hasn't changed yet.
I would say it's not difficult to get your foot in the door. If anything, this is one of the fields in the world if you're willing to put the time in. And the reason for that again is just because there's such a huge workforce gap there, so many job roles that need to be fulfilled, that if you're capable of performing just kind of basic tasks and articulating that in interviews, you're gonna be able to get the job
posted before on Twitter and on Lincoln.
The current statistics say that cyber security unemployment is 0% now. Obviously, that's not perfectly true. There are people who are looking for cyber security jobs and not getting them, but in a lot of cases that comes down to either. Your resume doesn't articulate your skills well enough. You're in an area that you know. You either have to travel or find teller work for
you're in. What's that you're not really
you're not mastering the interview process for one reason or another, you're having trouble articulating, maybe in the interview, why you're a good candidate on then, the biggest one that I see really often. It's our security or people who are just demanding ludicrous salaries. It's a great field. You can get really good pay in cybersecurity. But if you've never done a job before, it is very unlikely that you're gonna walk in your first job
making six figures.
It's not impossible, but it is extremely, vanishingly unlikely. So it's definitely one where one of the challenges for getting started and several security is just managing your expectations a little bit. It is a very it's an explosive growth market. You can go from, you know, 50 grand to 90 grand over the course of two or three years.
But don't expect to start at that 90 grand
if you want.
Yeah, you know, and I will add, I think it's for us. Diversity is concerned, I think cybersecurity as a component of the overarching mighty industry. I think it's more diverse, you know, Joe mentioned is predominately male dominated, predominantly Caucasian or white male dominated, But we're seeing a lot more traction of diversity,
a lot more women getting into the field, which were super excited about.
So, yeah, I mean, I just encourage anyone out there that's watching this, that if you're considering this, don't feel like you can't get into it because you're you know you're a male or female or you're certain race or something. Everyone's pretty much accepted. I've noticed that it's up security. At least most of the people working in the industry are very accepting of whoever you are. So
so I definitely feel to jump into.
If you're looking for some diversity especially, you know, in future years, I think it's gonna grow significantly. And it is important when we talk about more women getting the work force. It is important to recognize that this this sort of stem male domination is not really as as old thing is, it seems to be. In fact, a lot of the founding figures of I T. Computer Science and Cyber Security
were women. I mean, obviously you have eight of lovelies. You have Admiral Hopper. You know, the
Titanic figures were able to make huge changes and really make the field exists. So definitely this is a positive trend we're seeing, and it's something that we look forward to seeing more of
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