I'm in terrible need of career mentorship. I've been trying to break out into the infosec field for over two years now. Unfortunately, I've had zero luck. If anyone is interested in mentorship, please let me know.
I live in the Youngstown, Ohio area but anyone from any area would be wonderful.
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My experience has been a couple of graduate classes and some random freelance work. My primary interest is actually in digital forensics.
If you lack a lot of experience in IT then you have picked the hardest specialty to go into with no/little IT experience. Have you done any digital forensics? Is it something you tried and thought it might be something you want to do? It is not as exciting as NCIS and the ilk would make it out to be. To succeed and really enjoy forensics you MUST be detail oriented and enjoy doing mundane, repetitive work with occasional flashes of excitement. In order to be good at forensics you need to know how computers/networks,digital equipment works. It can be exciting if you are trying to track down a criminal or prove their "evil deeds" but it involves a lot of disk copies, evidence tracking, reviewing logs, etc. without making mistakes. Usually the ones with the most experience in forensics tend to be in the law enforcement field. Some ideas for you.