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E170 | From Military Service to a Corporate Job in Cyber Security –Chris Pridemore
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Chris loved being in the military, but life had other plans. A back injury forced him to be discharged from military service and find a new career path.
After a series of odd jobs here and there, Chris eventually found his passion working in the field of security. He is currently a senior security analyst at Anderson.
- (00:48) — Intro
- (01:15) — Chris' Intro
- (01:36) — What does a senior security engineer do?
- (02:51) — Chris' blueprint for success
- (06:58) — Backstory
- (09:47) — Work history
- (12:44) — Experience in the military
- (13:54) — Transitioning from the military to white-collar jobs
- (26:40) — First corporate role experience
- (32:05) — First time getting fired
- (34:23) — Learning about security
- (37:50) — First impressions at Anderson
- (38:51) — What growth looks like for Chris
- (41:00) — Mistakes made along the way
- (44:53) — How has the tech industry changed over time?
- (48:40) — The most difficult period in Chris' career journey
- (50:26) — What is Chris most proud of career-wise?
- (51:48) — Has the lack of a college degree ever held Chris back?
- (58:01) — Advice to 18-year-old Chris
- (59:25) — Realistic salary range for security engineers
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