October 9, 2021

Should I be concerned about my personal safety once I start working in Cybersec?

As paranoia as my mom is, she doesn’t like the idea of me going into Cybersecurity because she is worried about me or my future family getting harmed due to my job. At first I just laughed it off because I know she worries about everything anyway. But as I think more about it (also from watching tv series like Mr. Robot), I’m starting to see why she thinks like that. Once you become important enough, there may be a chance that you yourself (or your family) becomes a potential exploits, which cyber criminal can do harm to. There may come a day where you have to choose between your job duties and the safety of your family.

This is just my hypothesis and I don’t have any evidence of it. I googled for some time and there is no news on this. That’s why I wanna come here to have a discussion with experts like you, and maybe shed some light on this hypothetical dilemma?

Thank you for reading this, from an interested student looking to pursue cybersec.

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