InfoSec Snobs

October 22, 2009 – 7:19 AM

I’ve read two articles recently that helps validate what I’ve been noticing since I joined Twitter and started listening to Security podcasts to gain more information in the field.  I keep seeing posts and hearing comments from certain people (no names will be mentioned but most of you will know at least one or two of them) and they always make it sound like if you are not already in this field then you are nothing and should shut up and go away.  They even go so far as to insult the new guys and make them feel stupid for not already having 20 years of experience.  I am so sick of hearing this shit.

Anyway, here are the two articles that really drive it home: (a response to the first one)

These guys nailed it right on the head.  I understand that education isn’t everything and I am trying as hard as I can to get a job in the field to start gaining the needed experience, but it’s not easy believe me.  I now have two degrees and two certifications and I think this provides me with a very solid foundation to build on when a company actually does give me a chance.

Mad props to Rafal Los and Dave Shackleford.

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