Glenn Brown

US Air Force Veteran specializing in Cybersecurity, GPEN,GCIH,CEH
Cyber Security
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Most of my projects stem from others saying "you can't do that" or "it's impossible". I've developed and engineers short of a hundred solutions for the US Air Force in theater and in garrison, ranging from office-level impact to Headquarters-level (agency, organization, MAJCOM, etc). Most of...

Active Mar 02 at 21:31
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As the others have stated, security is not a service or product that can be added into a network. Security must be considered at every infrastructure, platform, software, and configuration change decision. There are tools that can abstract this to a more manageable level but for a network to...

Active Feb 24 at 10:53
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It will take a lot of work. Many people "dream" to work for prestigious organizations but find out that they can find some cutting edge work in other places. Don't limit yourself to just a few organizations at first. If they don't hire you, that just means you get to spend a few years honing...

Active Feb 24 at 10:08
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The duties will vary greatly from job to job and position to position. I can explain how MY experience was. Of course, there was programming. But there is also a ton of overhead. Don't expect all of your tasks to be like "build X to achieve Y". They typically come in like "X is broken.. Fix...

Active Jan 24 at 17:12
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When it comes to performance reviews, it is important that managers set clear expectations in the first few days of hiring. These expectations should set the tone of your work performance. If you suspect that your performance isn't being reviewed adequately, request a review. You should start...

Active Jan 24 at 16:55
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Fitness is not of concern in software dev. That said, you're young enough to start a healthy path and avoid bad habits. In the past few years, I've seen a handful of engineers have strokes/heart attacks at work because of their unhealthy lifestyle. If you want to be the best at your job, you...

Active Dec 07 '17 at 13:34
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My answer may be biased, but I'd recommend joining the military first and start gaining that real world experience. I personally find degrees worthless without first having a background. There were extremely smart students in my bachelor's program, but since they never held a job in the...

Active Dec 01 '17 at 23:11
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It honestly depends on what you want to do. There is not a single coder that knows all languages/platforms to code in. The more you know, though, the easier it is to pick up other languages. I'd recommend aligning the platform you choose to what you want to achieve (e.g., what job you want,...

Active Oct 23 '17 at 17:02
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The most cyber professionals will be centered around the Washington DC area. I'd say runner up is San Antonio TX. DC will pay the best, but cost of living will be high. Now to the final point: It does not matter what city you move to, you will have cyber professionals there as well. Just...

Active Oct 22 '17 at 11:30
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I am giving you my personal experience since I worked in Cyber Ops for many years in the USAF. You can find the top-level information from searching but finding information regarding the day-to-day will require you to speak to somebody that has been in the field (like me). The Cyberspace...

Active Oct 21 '17 at 16:12
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The best ways to make an impact locally is to assist in a community event. Find out when their next event is and contact the coordinators to find out if you can assist with setup/teardown/security/serving/etc. Good...

Active Oct 21 '17 at 15:57
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I agree with Christina that there will always be discrimination in the world. No matter how mature YOU are, some people will refuse to change. Luckily, you should be able to pinpoint those individuals relatively easily and then CUT THEM OUT. Do not surround yourself with negative...

Active Oct 22 '17 at 14:20
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When you say "travel", do you mean travelling to the places you have always wanted to go? (such as high tourism locations). I'd imagine that professionals that work in these locations do not travel much. They work there but do not move around much. The exception to this would probably be...

Active Oct 21 '17 at 15:45
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I found some interesting articles regarding this. The field appears to revolve around accounting, business administration, and finance. So I would imagine that focusing on these areas will assist in achieving a position as a bank manager. As with any job, having experience is a NECESSITY....

Active Oct 21 '17 at 15:37
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Skateboarding careers will be more lucrative in the entertainment industry. When it comes to making money, you usually have to ask yourself how you can make someone else money before they are going to pay you. For the entertainment industry, you would have to break into the professional...

Active Oct 21 '17 at 15:25
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