As I read Angela Duckworth’s GRIT, where she explains that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a unique blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit,” I was able to relate the need for this power of passion and perseverance to be a successful cybersecurity professional and more importantly a trusted cybersecurity consultant. It takes a combination of skills, education, and years of work experience. With the right leadership and the right organization, your security career is on the onward and upward from that point. Here are some things that I have learned along the way and want to share.
Understanding of cybersecurity beyond technology and compliance
As a cybersecurity consultant, you act as a trusted advisor, and this provides you the opportunity to work with customers to accelerate business security goals. You offer security recommendations that are designed to fit overall business objectives while providing…