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

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Tier 2—Lateral: Law Enforcement—Story

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Joshua Marpet

Although all information security stories are unique, Joshua’s is unusual. Although Joshua has a background in information technology, he was also a cop, a horse show announcer, a blacksmith, a certified horse dentist (still is), a bouncer on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street during the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, and waiter. To the best of his knowledge, he was the only Jewish jail guard in the United States Deep South. Joshua also has a BA in psychology.
His work in information technology was as a sysadmin, forensics, pen testing, and infosec entrepreneur. As he says, “If it’s a job, I’ve done it;” ...

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