This weekend I got a chance to attend the Bsides Tampa 10th anniversary conference. It was my first cybersecurity conference.
The material was great, but there were 2 sobering truths to me:
- THe industry is struggling with having jobs for entry level candidates. It is difficult to get your first opportunity in cyber.
- I hae been neglecting building my own skillset.
The 1st truth is just a reality of it but it closely correlates to the 2nd one. The harsh reality of the 2nd truth is that if this is the career field I want to pursue long term, then I need to put in the hours.