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

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Chapter 2.6.1

Tier 2—Incident Responder—Story

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origin story
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incident responder

John Meyers

My name is John Meyers and I currently work for Hewlett Packard as an Incident Response/Forensic Specialist. I am part of a team that investigates computer security incidents for HP’s trade clients. Information Security is my third career, and ten years ago I did not think I would be working Incident Response for one of the largest IT companies in the world.

Ten years ago, I was working as an Industrial Electronics Technician for a consumer goods manufacturer. Due to an acquisition, the plant I worked at was slated to be shut down. Since the company was moving manufacturing out of the US, I was eligible ...

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