Chief Security Strategist and VP of Global Threat Intelligence at FortiGuard Labs, Derek Manky, shares his story from programmer to cybersecurity and how it all came together. Derek started his career teaching programming because he had such a passion for it. When he joined Fortinet, Derek said putting where it “really started putting the rubber to the road and connecting my previous experience with programming and debugging and knowledge of operating systems and all that with real-world applications.” Derek advises that it doesn’t need to be complicated getting into the cybersecurity field and that there are many avenues to enter the field. He hopes to have made a real dent, or “hopefully a crater” in cyber crime when he ends his career. We thank Derek for sharing his story with us. 

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