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How I Became A CISO: Quinn Shamblin, Boston University
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Marilyn Cohodas
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11/4/2014 | 10:34:24 AM
Mentoring
I love to read profiles of managers who take mentoring seriously and follow a policy of promote from within. Wonder if this is commonplace in the security work world? It should be!
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11/13/2014 | 5:41:47 PM
Security Professional ? You Too Can Do !

@Marilyn Cohodas     Thanks very much for the link to this article and of course to Sara Peters for writing it, otherwise I would have never known of the likes of Mr. Shamblin.  

Needless to say, his story is very encouraging, not just for those who might want to go into security but think the "wall is too high to climb".    Mr. Shamblin and others that Sara has written about prove that if you have the natural inquisitiveness - then it is possible to become a security professional without the certs - those can come later.    

I urge everyone on the fence regarding whether to become a security professional or not to read these great pieces by Sara Peters.

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11/13/2014 | 5:49:32 PM
Shamblin: A Mentor Who Get's IT

"I want people to get better and better at their job," he says, "and I want them, at some point, to leave."

 

Mr.Shamblin certainly understands what it means to be a mentor.  I can almost feel the sincerity from his statement, unfortunately  I think some business based mentoring depends largely on "giving only so much" as to safeguard one's own job and salary potential.  I have seen this often in the tech world, yet  it doesn't appear that Mr.Shamblin has this issue and it is refreshing to see.  



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