Becoming a security tester can be tough. It requires deep training and expertise in system architecture, computer engineering, network theory, and human psychology. Learning these skills can take considerable time, and it may take years for a tester to truly become a security master.
If you are learning to be a security testers, here are 10 signs you’re not quite ready for the job:
10. Your password appears on this list.
9. Your concept of social engineering is to throw a really great party and then figure out how each person can have the best possible time.
8. You think 56 bit DES ought to be good enough for anyone.
7. You can’t remember if your doctor gave you a SQL injection with your last set of vaccinations.
6. You think Van Eck phreaking is the title of Armin Van Buuren’s latest album.
5. You start looking for a mop when you hear someone mention a buffer overflow.
3. When you hear OWASP, you reach for a can of bug spray.
2. You think that cross-site scripting is a fancy form of calligraphy.
1. You worry that if the private key doesn’t open up a little more, it will never be accepted by its friends and public_key will always be the popular one.