The reason why we do things can be hugely impactful on the way we approach cybersecurity. In the era of the “great burnout” or “great resignation”, it’s important to reflect on the why we stay.
My why comes down to feeling like I can actually contribute in the global fight for cyber dominance. Rather than being a hapless victim, building the tools and helping organizations around the globe tighten their defenses gives me purpose. Before I really got into my stride within Info/Cyber Security, I would feel helpless. Now, I feel like I can make a difference in my own way on the global scale. It is why I burn the midnight oil day after day.
I wont lie, there are definitely times when I get exhausted and need to walk away, but it doesn’t take long for the itch to grab a keyboard and start defending/attacking/building again.
Know your why? Share in the comments below to encourage others and see the field from your POV.
Video of my journey to this why: **https://youtu.be/3P9jHWWEU84**