Hello everyone, found this site doing during some research I was doing. Cant wait to make my way through the sites vast amount of collective knowledge. A few years back I watched a show on cyber wars, I was terrified but also captivated. The technical skill evolved in hacking and the creativity is actually quit fascinating, however the criminal aspect and state sponsored threat to the world is apparent and a need for talented defenders is on the rise and a skills gap definitely exists and we need to do our part.
I have been a mainframe programmer for 15 years now and as I started to get more involved in cyber security and researching and learning all that I can I am contemplating switching my career to a full time job in the field. What better job can you have then one you are fully compassionate about. In my quest to learn everything I need to get started I have gained many certifications along the way. I hope to continue learning more and more every day and to find a way to give back to the community and to the networks and devices that need defended. Any advice, skills or classes you recommend please feel free to let me know...I am a sponge!
Thanks for welcoming me to your awesome community!