What Is The Best Security-Industry Professional Advice You've Gotten?

A student in a recent class asked me:

'Of all the good advice you have heard, what is the best takeaway for people in the security market?'

* **** *** ******* **** ***** honest ****** ** *********** **** ******, maybe *** **** *********, ******* **** that ** **** ** ** ****/********** to *** **** - ********, ********, or *********. *** ** * ****** I ***** **** ** ***********...

*** ** *** ** ********-******/ ********-******** specific, * **** *** ******* ***** ask **** ** * **********. ***'* overpromise/ ************? ***** **** *** *** wrong? ****** ****** ***** ****? :)

** **** ***, **** *** **** the **** ****** ***'** ******?

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* **** *** ******* **** ***** honest ****** ** *********** **** ******, maybe *** **** *********, ******* **** that ** **** ** ** ****/********** to *** ****.

**** *********** **** *** **** **** wise *****.

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**** ** * **** *********** *** bitter ****, *** *** *** * would **** ***** ** ***** ********, but ** ** ** **** **** some ** ** *********** ******.

** ** ********** ** ** *** more ********* ** **** ** **** or **** ** ** *** ***** things, **** ** ** ** ******** know ** ** *** ***** ******. It ** * ***** ** *** spend **** ********* ** ***** *** right ***** **** ****** *** ***** their ********* ** **** ******* **** they ***.

**********, ** *** ** ** ***** our ***** ***** ** "** **, rather **** ** ****".

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**** **** ******

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** ** ********** ** ** *** more ********* ** **** ** **** or **** ** ** *** ***** things, **** ** ** ** ******** know ** ** *** ***** ******.

***** ***** *** ********* ********* ***** this ***** ** ** **** (*****: fever *******), ** ** * ***-*********** position.

** *** *** ****.

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**** ****** *** *****

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**** **** ******* ** ** ***** Dearing.

** ***** **** *** *** ******** of ***** ** *** ******** ** funny...

**** *** **** ***** ******* ** heals - **** **** *** *** I *** ** **.... ***** ** the ******* *****, *** ***** ********* to '*****'.

********* **** ********!

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**** ** ******* ** *** ** solve *** ******* ******** *** ***** something, ***** ****, **** ******* ***** away *** *** ********* ** *** can *** ** ******** **** ****.

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****'* *********** ****** *** ****.

************ *** ****.

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**** *** *** *** ****!

** * ****-**** ******* ** **** take *** ***, ********** ** ****.

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****** * ***********. * ** *******, I *****...

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** *** *** **** ** **** you ** *** **** **** ****. If *** *** *** **** ** what *** **, **** **** **** you.

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*** **** ******** ******, **** ** general..."never **** * ******." (** ** a *******, **** **** ********** ** at *** ********).

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***** **--* *** ******** ** * college "******** **********" ******* ***** **% of ** ******* **** **** *** police *******. ***** *** ****** **, I **** ** * ********* *** told *** * *** ******** ** moving **** ******** ********** ** *** Enforcement.

** **** ** ** **** ***** I ***--* ***** **** **** *******, more *******, *** **** **** *****. I ***, *** ** *** ***** on *** ******.

** * **** ****, **** ** years *****, * *** **** *** enforcement ************* ****** ** *** ** make *** **** ** *** ******** industry.

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**** ***** ** **** **** *** your *** **** ** ** ***** you *** *** *** ** *** group. ***** ** ****** ** *** work *** *** **** ** ***. That **** ***** **** ********** ** noticed *** **** ** *********** *************.

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***'* ** ****** ** **** * decision *** ****** *** **** **, understand *** ** **** ** ********** the ********* *** *** ********.

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**** ** ******** ********* ****** **** I *** *** ******** ***** *** has ****** ** ************. * *** a ********** **** ***** ****** ********* grill ** ** ********* * **** and ******* **** ** ***** ****** agree **** ** ********. ***** * year ** ** * ***** *** why ** ********* ** ***** ** on ********* ******* ** *** ***** to ***** **** **. ** **** me **** ** ***** * **** the ****** *** ********* ** **** the ***** ****** *** **** *** asking ** ********* *** ** **** him *** ****** **** * *** asked *** ** *** ********** ********* and ***** ******* ******* ** ********* before ****** ****. ** **** **** a **** ******* *** *** ** know **** ** **** ***** ** my **** ******* ***** *** ** to ******* ** ********* *** ** wanted ** ** ** *********** ******* these *********** *** ********* *** ******** questions ****** **** *** ** *** them.

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***’* *** *** ****** ****.

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"***'* ****** ** ****"?

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****'* *****! *** **** ** ******* upvotes ***'** ***** ***** ** ** your ******* **** ** ** ** group.

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******* ****** ********* ** **.

******** *'* ******** ******** ***** ******** Lite.

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*** ***** ** *** *** ******* in ****** **** ***********'* ***! ; )

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*** *** ****** **** **** ***, or **** **** ******.

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* ********* ***** **** ****, ******** my ****** ** ******** * ************ Wrestler **** ******** *** *** **** just ****. :(

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*** ********* ** *** *******, ****** search *** *** "***?" *** **** importantly, ***** **** ********!

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******** **** ** ** "**" *****.... Greater ****** ** ** "**" *****.

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*** ***********:

**** ******* *** ***** *** ******* doesn't **** *** *** **** ***************. There's ** **** ****** * ****** is **** ******* ** **** *** problem ** * ****.

***** ** ****** **** ** **** and *****.

**** *** **** * ****** ****** flakey, *** ** ***** ***** *** symptoms *** **** ***** ** ******* them, **** * **********, *** **** test **.

**** ********** * ******, **** * guess ** ** **** *** ****** of *** ******* ***** **, ***** the ************* **** **** ****** ** least ******, *** ***** *** ****** that ***.

** *** *** ********** ********* ** to **** ***** ** ******* *** problem, ******** ****** *** ****** **** component **********, ******** ***** **** **** easiest ** ***** *** ** *******, and ***** ******** **********. ********* *** run **** * ******* **** ******** the ******** ***** ** ** **** process, *** **** ** *** ***'*, at ***** ***'** **** **** **** effort ****'* ******.

****** ******* **** *******, ******** *******: figure *** *** ******** *** ** explain **** *** ******* **, ********* every ******* *** *** ***** **, and ******* *** *** ***** ***'** taken ** *** *** ***.

****** ******** * ******* **** ******* they're ****** * **** ***, ** job ****** *** ** ** **** the ******** *** ****** **** ***'** going ** ** **** **** ** work ****** ***.

*** *****:

****** ** **** *********. ****** ********** to *** ****** **** ****'* ******.

************* *** ********, ****'** ****** ******** because **** **** **. ** *** can't ******* ******* **** ****'** ******* for ***** *****, ****'** **** ***** to ** **** *** ****** *** that ***** ***** ** ****.

***'* *** ** *********. ****'** ****** it *** ****** ** *****.

**** ***********, ***** *** ** ********.

*** *** *** ****.

***'* ***** *** ***** **** ***** add-on *** *** ***** **, *** if *****'* ** ***-** **** ***** sense *** ***** *** ****** ******, your ******** **** ********** **.

***** ******** ** *** ***'* **** out.

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***,

***** ******!

* ***** *** **** *********** ****** write **** ********** ** **** ** through *** *************** ******* ** **** they ***'* **** ** **** ** their ******. ********* **** ******* *** to ***** ***** ****** ** ***** more ************.

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* ***** ***** *** *** * forgot * ********* ******* **** **** some ***, *** *** ***** **** promise ** **** *****. *** **'** take * *****, ****** ** ***. I ***** ** **** *** **** promise ** ****. ** ***** ** work ***, * ** ** **** because * ***'* ***** ** **** "Yeah ******* *******" *** **** ***** hours ***** ***** ** ***** ** it (*'** **** **** *****).

"****** **** ******* ** **** ******** with *** ************ *** *** ******** when ** *** *** ****. *** if *** **** ** *** *******, tell *** ******* **** ****." **'* done ** ***** ****, *** * will ****** ** ******** ** *** man *** **** ** **** ****** when * *** ***** ******** ********. I ****** ** **** **** ** purposely **** ****** ***, *** *'** gotten * *** ** ****** ***** stuff *** ** ************ **** *'** been *******. **** *** ********. * former **** ** **** ****** ****** off *** ************ ** **** ****, and *** *** ** **** ** life **** *** ******.

**** * ******** ** *****, **** let **** ****. ******* ****'** ******* you ****'* *** ****** **** *** mad, *** **** ****. ****** *** are *** ****** **** *** *** then **** ****** ***'* **** ** all.

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** * **********: "**** **** ** your *********."

** *** ********* *****: "******** **********."

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** **** *** ***********, ***** ** better **** **** *** *** *****, as *** ****.

******* ********, ** **** ** **** offer *** *********, *** **, ***** it….or *** ****** **** * ***** excuse.

** *** ******, ** *** ***** through *** *********, **** ****** *** papered ****** ****** *** **** ***** to ***** ****.

***** *******? *** * *** ** questions ****** ******** ** **** ******. Usually ********* **** **** ******* **** didn’t ***** *** *********.

***’* ****** ********** ***’* ***. ***** is ******, ****** *** **** *********** that *** ***** ** **** *** used ** *** * ******** ***.

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*** **** *** **.

** **** *** ***.

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****** *** *** ***** *** *****, there's * *** ** **** **** and **** ******** ** ********* ** that **** **** **......**** *** ***** before *** **** * **** ** decision *** **** *** *** **** keeps *** ******* ** *** ***** edge. (***** ***** ******* *** ***** being ****).

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*** *** ***** ** **** *****.

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***'* ** ** **** *** ***** or *********.

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****** *** ***** ***** *** ** 15 *** *****

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*** ******* **** **** *** *** I ***** ** ****** *********. "******." My *** **** ** **** ****** years *** - ** **** *** to ********* **** ******** ** ******* WHILE **** *** *******. *** *** think *** **** **** **** *** going ** *** *** *** **** look ******* ** *** ***** ***** and ****'* **** ****.

** *** ****** ****...*** **** ** 2 **** *** * *****. *** your ****. :-)

**** **** **** ***** **** **** - ******* ****** **** ** ****** a **** *** ****** **** **** you ******* *** ** ***** ** troubleshooting.

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******** ** ********* ************* ** ***********

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*** ** ***** ********* *** ***** day. * ** ** ***** ***, and ***** ********.

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* **** ******* *** *** **** about ********** ******** *****... *** *'** been ******** *** *** **** ***** day *** ****** **** *****. ***** a *****, ** ****** ****** **.

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*** ******** ** ** *** *** still ******** *** *,*** *****

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***'* ** **** * ****. **** number *** **** **** *** *****... You ***'* **** ** ***** *** streak, ** ***?

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