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Has Anyone done the security track? How can this help you with IT ?


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Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
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I did. It's challenging. I have been asked some basic questions about security in job interviews. I've also had to deal with a problem at work recently that had to do with a request to an internal API failing because it had a self-signed certificate.

From a company's perspective, getting hacked is so catastrophic that it makes sense to have all your employees have some basic security literacy. From an employee's perspective, you're going to be working in an environment where there are security controls everywhere. Sometimes it's frustrating that you can't do some task because because of some security roadblock, like a firewall or restrictive permissions, or there's a bug related to the security settings. Knowing a bit about security helps solve those bugs, and helps you understand why things are set up the way they are so you can work within those constraints.