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5 Ways Pentesters Can Earn Extra Revenue [Infographics]

Do you have an expensive project, want to earn big bucks or feel like taking on a new challenge? As a professional penetration tester, there are many things you can do to earn extra income. Whether you want to explore new opportunities or need the extra cash, here are 5 side-hustles to consider.

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Why should IT admins, web developers and basically anyone with IT background switch to an IT security career now?

There are lots of articles in the news recently about how in demand IT security professionals are. And there’s also a great concern about the shortage of experts in the cyber security industry to meet this demand.

According to a 2015 analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by Peninsula Press, a project of the Stanford University Journalism Program, there are more than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S.

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IT Security professionals must eat, drink and live IT Security all the time

Imagine a young black-hat hacker, probably in his teens, who infiltrates systems and steals data from many different computer systems. He finally gets caught, and after facing the charges and maybe even jail time, he comes back to his passion of testing systems for vulnerabilities.

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