Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP 36. Making your way into the security profession

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In the latest episode of Nerd Out, Dave took a break from the regular security news discussions and welcomed Alec Davison and April Zupan to talk about their paths to becoming security professionals. The group discussed how they got interested in security and provided some insight into their different paths and inspirations. They also shared some helpful pointers about navigating inside the analytical community, talking to senior leaders or executives, and some activities that ensure they stay on top of the news and latest threat. In between April’s eloquent use of vocabulary and Alec’s inspirational quotes, Dave interjected and shared some helpful hints as well.

  • Dave Pounder is a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate 15. Twitter: @dpounder; email: 
  • April Zupan is a Senior Risk Analyst/Project Manager at Gate 15.
  • Alec Davison is Risk Analyst at Gate 15. Twitter: @Analyst_Alec.

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