One of the ways I try to give back to the community is by using my writing to be the resource I wish I had earlier in my journey. I have constraints on what I can publish due to the nature of my work, but I’m passionate about sharing career advice that can positively impact the industry.
I’ve made my desire to be a resource public, so people ping me for guidance all the time. Most of the responses stay in my inbox because they are links to questions that have already been answered. However, I occasionally receive an inquiry that compels me to publish an article that I hope inspires creative new solutions to move the discipline forward.
I get really excited when students reach out with thought-provoking questions like the one below. I wanted to share it to help others who are also contemplating security testing tools or looking for general direction on where to focus research for the best post-graduation outcomes.
I also hope this sparks important dialogue between academia and the public/private sector.