Howdy, folks. My name is Randy
Greetings, all. I’m a 51-year-old IT guy with a hobbyists interest in computer security. I worked as a network security specialist 20+ years ago, and then for years did nothing with that knowledge upon getting back into System Administration upon exiting security. Now, decades later, my hobby-level interest in network and Unix/Linux security is making me itch to relearn things and learn new stuff.
My biggest problem in learning is I still, as an adult, have trouble reigning in my ADHD. I’m trying to learn new things, but I often put in many hours one week followed by none the next three. What happens is that I get really excited to learn so I start strong only to get distracted by other interests soon after which draw me away as I’m just generating steam to take off. If anyone has tips for learning while suffering this challenge, please let me know. I’m open to anything which might help.
I just learned about Cybr this week through Shannon Morse’s YouTube video about Christmas gifts for techies from December. Just thought I’d throw that in for the Cybr folks curious as to where new members come from. I’m planning to buy the Cross-Site Scripting course (video + ebook) to get started, and if I can stay focused enough to complete it I’ll see what else there is to consume next.