Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from an eager stranger asking for advice on how to have a career in security (computer, information, cyber… whatever). This is great! We need more passionate, creative, hard-working people that want to work on making technology safer to use. It also turns out to be a pretty financially stable way to make a living.
There are plenty of other posts on this exact topic ¹, but I’ll offer some high-level thoughts pulled from my own experience.