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Re: What is being a pen tester really like?
From: Chris Serafin <chris () chrisserafin com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 10:46:50 -0700

It's still a job




rahul.joshi2 () googlemail com wrote:
Hi Guys,



I am currently a Java developer but I'm seriously thinking of changing paths to a career in security and pen testing. What I would like to know is what is being a pen tester really like? I understand the functions a pen tester performs, but I would really love to hear what it is actually like on a day-to-day basis, on the coal face so to speak. What are the good things about the job, and what are the bad?


Your experiences/advice would be hugely appreciated.


Thanks,

Rahul

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