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

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Chapter 1.8.1

Tier 1—Trainer-Educator

Keywords

education
training
life
origin story
career path
entry level
trainer-educator

Stephen Northcutt

Stephen Northcutt was a network designer for the Department of Defense. The primary tool he used in 01986 was Autocad hosted on a Sun 3 workstation, since it was much faster than a tricked-out Windows system on a 386 chip with a graphics accelerator. One day, after lunch, he was grinding some coffee beans to caffeine up, for a really complex design problem. He looked over and noticed the disk access LED on his workstation was blinking furiously. Odd! He was grinding coffee beans, not pushing his workstation around. He typed “ps” and learned his workstation was compiling software. He realized he had been ...

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