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

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Chapter 4.5

Boosting—Researcher (Security, Vulnerability, Etc.)

Abstract

As a security researcher, you have the option to investigate a wide range of potential security issues. While few have the skills to be able to do this as a full-time profession, there are many who do so after hours, or as a part of their full-time job. By doing security research, you advance the security community as a whole, while improving your skills in your area of choice.

Keywords

information security
careers
research
vulnerability
ethical disclosure

Introduction—What This Is

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.”

— Werner von Braun

To extend the boundaries of security, people investigate them. There are many areas, from reverse-engineering ...

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