I work for [redacted] which is why I won't say anything about [redacted] or especially anything about the [redacted] incident that [redacted] 17,000 people and caused the entire town of [redacted] to go bald and [redacted] at 3 in the morning.
Which is why anyone with an ounce of sense doesn't talk about their company (especially the higher up you go in the management chain). And especially never put it in writing. Duh.
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I started using Linux at 17 or so (asj introduced me to it), connected to the Internet via dialup and realized that if I could connect to systems on the Internet they could connect to me (using SLIP/etc I had an actual IP). So I started learning about security, but basically no documentation/etc. existed back then (this would be 18 years ago). So I started keeping notes, back then stuff like disabling stuff in
This in turn got me a contract at SecurityPortal which got killed in the
Basically in the security community the way (everyone I know) gets hired is they get into security on their own time, do something like build an IDS, or create a secure Linux distribution which is basically their portfolio/resume when it comes to getting hired. Much like the Linux Kernel we don't have a lot of volunteers in the Linux security space, if you're any good at this you tend to get hired quickly. In other words "just do it" and if you are any good at it, a job will not be a problem.