I read that valuable members of the cybersec community share a blog, so I am starting mine.

This is the first post of hopefully many more to come about my journey into the cybersecurity field. Today, I am setting a goal for my self, to focus on learning cybersecurity for one full year. I want to see how far I can get. I have zero experience with Linux, networking, or any security tools what-so-ever. I have just always had a passion for using computers as a hobby. I grew up in the 1980s, so I witnessed the evolution of computing right before my eyes. 

For the past 15 years, I have been enlisted in the U.S. Navy, traveling around the world and serving my country. I have approximately 1 year left on my contract with the military and then I plan on transitioning out of the Navy and heading back into the civilian sector. Some people may think that I am crazy, to get out of active duty with only 4 years left until I could receive a retirement check for the rest of my life. However, for me it just makes sense. It isn't my passion anymore. My family is my passion, and I have been away from them too many times and for far too long over the years. No amount of money is worth missing more precious moments to me. I can always make money, I can never get my time back. 

Come along on this journey with me, lets see how far I can get. Let's see how many mistakes I make, and still get back up and try again!



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