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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 1.0

Tier 1—Learn

Abstract

Unless you are extremely unusual, the first time you learn something, you are unlikely to learn it in any great detail. It is common for Learn to involve a sort of “sketch” of the concept. You may understand it roughly, but it is unlikely that you understand it well enough to have any level of mastery. Once you start doing something with it, however, you can rapidly find where your understanding fails. As long as people are cheap, lazy, or stupid, you’ll have work. The trick—the only trick, really—is don’t be cheap, lazy, or stupid yourself. Learn about new technologies. Invest in and develop new skills. Hold yourself to high standards. Constantly improve. And, finally, always test your understanding. Do all these ...

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