September 9, 2021

Advice as new hire pentestet

Looking for advice:

Hired 5 months ago as Sr. Pentester, since then my Manager, Director, Sr. Ex. Dir. & Sr. Coworker with same title as me have all left, I’m a dept. of 1.

New blood came in, from what I’ve gathered no pentesting experience, and their vision is to get me doing more red team stuff instead. Their definition of red team is (searching for IOC’s, log analysis, searching for dumps, attacking IDS/IPS etc) – to me that seems more blue.

As someone passionate about pentesting, this was very painful to hear. Honestly hurt

I was hired and told I’d be only do pentesting, but it seems that vision is changing. Would you stick around?



Depends. You could pivot your role to be something that aligns with the “purple team” idea which is all the rage right now. Would just need to make sure you’re still getting to actually hack stuff if that’s what you’re really interested in doing though. Also, ask for more money since you’re essentially taking on more duties.

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