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eLearnSecurity Student Spotlight: Sean Fears

A week ago, we asked several eLearnSecurity students to tell us about themselves and some of the experiences they’ve had since stepping into the security industry.

Over the next few days, we intend to share their stories with you, in the hope that you could perhaps pick up a bit of advice, motivation, inspiration – or even just a few laughs – from them, just like we did!

Read the previous editions of Student Spotlight here.

Sean Fears
Chair – Computer Programming/Networking Department, International Business College – Fort Wayne
LinkedIn profile

Where did you first hear of eLearnSecurity?
Google search
Which of our training courses have you taken?
Penetration Testing Student
What made you choose that particular course?
Wanted to establish a solid foundation in cybersecurity
What topics would you like to see eLearnSecurity cover next?
I think it would be interesting to discuss how to mitigate software vulnerabilities – something like network/web defense, but with a mobile/application focus. I also think that it would be interesting to do a look at business operations but from a cybersecurity standpoint.
Tell us a bit about what you do.
Chair, Computer Programming/Networking Department, International Business College- Fort Wayne
How did you get into security?
I’ve been interested in it since 2008-9, but only recently have started to pick up certifications in the field.
Is there something about security that could convince students, enthusiasts, or other IT professionals in general, to pursue this career path?
Job potential/shortage! Also, the diversity of opportunities- you don’t have to do everything, you just have to find your niche.
What would be the best advice you could give to someone just getting started in the field?
Stick with it… and remember that you don’t have to be an expert at everything, just find what you love and are good at!


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