"J. Kris Baca" <kris .
COM> wrote on Tue, 24 Feb 1998:
> Gary Crumrine wrote:
> > IF I were a newbie, trying to get a start in the industry...I have no one
> > to go to, no place to find out what I need to know, no methodology to learn
> > that can teach me proper steps etc. I am told to go out and discover for
> > myself. No wonder there is mass confusion.We can bandy this around until
> > our fingers bleed, but unless you can solve
> > that problem, it is nothing more than hot air.
> As less than a newbie (newbie wannabie) I couldn't agree more. Bennett has
> personally given me some great tips on how to get into this sector of the
> industry (thanks Bennett!), but getting in just out of interest seemed
> impossible. It seemed as if there were those who knew alot and those who had
> heard of snoop from a friend. My remaining question is how does one with a
> fair amount of systems and network knowledge and experience begin to tackle
> the security fray? Classes, books, web sites?? Who's willing to give me some
> pointers and benefit of THEIR experience? This clique seems to be plaqued
> with the same disease the industry as a whole has --
> B.S. I've helped and hired 20+ individuals who knew nothing, gave them all my
> notes, told them about all the gotchas. What I've gained in return is a solid
> network of free support and some good friends. So how bout it? Where's a
> good place to start?
> ... <fill in the blank> ...
I don't know about you guys, but I thought the purpose of this list was to
be able to post questions, answers, thoughts, flames, etc. If we don't help
newbies, are we true to ourselves?
Besides, when is a newbie going to have the answer to one of our own tough
questions? Happens all the time.
Bob De Witt,
The views expressed herein are my own,
and are not attributable to any other
source, be it employer, friend or foe.