The career path of penetration tester is what comes to mind for many when they think about careers in information security. There are many challenges associated with this career, and there are many technical skills required in order to do the job well. Many want to be pen testers so the competition is high. The skills one develops as a penetration tester provide a solid fundamental basis for moving into other careers, should one decide to move out of the field.
“Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.”
— Niccolo Machiavelli