The number of paths available to explore cybersecurity are seemingly endless and many professionals have made the jump between industries at least once. Tammy Hawkins, on the other hand, challenged herself constantly throughout her career by learning to apply skills to industries like agriculture, and finance. She takes listeners through her journey from IT analyst to her current role as Director of Service Technologies at Blizzard Entertainment.
There's loads of non-profits out there that absolutely need help from an IT perspective and certainly from a security perspective. Go volunteer, get some free experience. If you do all of those things and you get a certification, then you really look like a superstar. Just getting a certification isn't enough. It's about how are you applying those skills and growing those skills.
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