Started out with IBM in 2007 on mainframe security, mostly system administration of NOVELL.. I was 18 years old learning Apollo Space craft technology but man... was that ever a good preparation. Loblaw HQ, Scotia Capital, PwC, KPMG, Goldline, Teranet, etc. It's not about who you know.. but what you know. Studied months and months of my life... even while unemployed between contracts.. I would study the CISSP practice Exam questions and phone book sized books while still interviewing.. not sure where I would be next.