Career Hacking: Tips and Tricks to Making the Most of your Career

Career Hacking: Tips and Tricks to Making the Most of your Career

Build a Strong Network

One Up, One Down, One Left, One Right

  • Volunteer to support projects that you hear about
  • Engage them in a brief side convo after a meeting or near the coffee pot
  • Read team documentation that is available… yes, even if it means using SharePoint

Attitude is Everything

Source: https://twitter.com/aloria/status/1227355805139292168

Attitude-of-Gratitude

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to drop a note to say that we appreciated <name>’s help in today’s <name of meeting/project> meeting. Their assistance brought a lot of value to the discussion and we wanted to say thank you for their invaluable time.

Celebrating Team Wins

Good afternoon,

On March 3rd, <TEAM NAME> published a Flash Report on tax-themed phishing emails. Multiple stakeholders provided feedback and kudos on the report, and at least five users submitted phishing samples to the team mailbox for further analysis. The team is collaborating with the Malware Lab to extract samples and conduct analysis of the submissions.

Leveling up Your Skillset

Know Where You are Going

Source: https://medium.com/r/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fpulse%2Fmap-cybersecurity-domains-version-20-henry-jiang-ciso-cissp%2F
Source: https://www.mitre.org/sites/default/files/publications/pr-13-1028-mitre-10-strategies-cyber-ops-center.pdf

NICE Self-Assessments

US-CERT’s NICE Framework Tool View of Threat Analysis Role
KSA’s for Threat Analysis
NICE Self-Assessment Example

Passive and Active Learning

Learn — Train — Do

  • Learn a new skill or process that supports your career path
  • Train an existing skill or process to mature your existing capabilities
  • Do a task that you must do, but don’t necessarily find pleasure in

Hacking the Humble Bundle

Moving on up!

  • Has it been a few months since I’ve been excited about this work?
  • Am I re-solving problems that we fixed years ago?
  • Am I no longer getting management’s buy-in for new projects?

Recap & Closing

  • Strategic THANK YOU!’s
  • One Up, One Down, One Left, One Right
  • Celebrate and document the Team Wins
  • Know yourself and your where you want to go in your career
  • Learn, Train, Do
  • Read, watch, and listen to a variety of content
  • Be awesome

Awesome Resources:

And one last Hat/Tip:

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I enjoy writing, mentoring, and sharing knowledge. I’m klrgrz (killer grizz) on Twitter. I do stuff n things with cyber threat intel.

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Andy Piazza

Andy Piazza

I enjoy writing, mentoring, and sharing knowledge. I’m klrgrz (killer grizz) on Twitter. I do stuff n things with cyber threat intel.

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