I work in Business Development for a cyber security company – I guess I have some good feeling knowing that the service I’m promoting and trying to sell will bring peace of mind to many organizations, particularly innovative SMB’s. And I’m lucky to work for a company with a fantastic company culture. But I don’t think it’s my ‘calling’.
However, I’m curious for CISO’s, Pentesters, InfoSec Manager’s etc etc – do you wake up each morning thinking ”I’m going out and doing good, by saving company’s and institutions from potential financial ruin”? Or is it more just ”Wow I get such a buzz from solving these security issues, and look forward to exercising my brain in this capacity on a daily basis’.
I know it varies from person, but I’m curious on the overall response.