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6/9/2017 | 3:28:33 PM
Kudos and Condolences and Kudos
I identify with your story - I remember my evolution from no-tech to low-tech to high-tech some twenty years ago.  It was painful, blissful and startling.  Kudos on getting where you are, and on even finding your toolkit included un-honed security skills.

Condolences, though, on your role as an investigator.  It seems it must be hard being an investigator in software security if you are not the one defining who you take down.  Like law enforcement, the judicial system, and financial industries, there are countless gray areas in InfoSec.  How do you know who to arrest, who to prosecute, and who is better to let go in favor of bigger fish.

Cyber criminals come in all shapes and sizes, too.  Some can be tracked and taken down with little resistance while others are part of a larger "army" who can be unforgiving once they know you have them in your sights. 

But kudos again for giving back, and digging under the casing.  With a focus on code, perhaps you'll be in better shape than as an investigator.  Don't get me wrong, boy do we need InfoSec investigative work.  But I don't envy those who do it.

Nice to see a personal story once in a while here on DR. 

 

 

 


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