Because we're damned if we do, and we're damned if we don't!
Name ::: Chris John Riley
Nationality ::: British
Location ::: Austria (Niederösterreich)
Profession ::: Penetration Tester / Security Analyst / Security Researcher
Short Bio ::: I’m just this guy you know!
A little history ::: I’ve been working in IT full-time since around 1996. During this time I’ve worked in a variety security and non-security roles, as well as performing some special project work and security research both professionally and privately. Like most people, I fell into security work while working at a previous employer. After diving into vulnerability scanning and some simple IDS work, the technical side of security really began to interested me more and more. I’d always been security conscious and into hacking (in the more traditional sense of the word). After a while of doing security on the side, I decided to re-focus my career away from support/operations with a side-helping of IDS/Vulnerability testing, and into a full-time job in security. Not an easy transition, but worth every penny, and every hour spent learning and re-learning what I thought I knew. Nothing makes you learn a technology like trying to break / protect it!
Since starting this journey into security I’ve had the good fortune to meet a lot of interesting people and learn a lot of new and interesting things I never thought possible before. In my spare time, alongside trying to squeeze in the odd blog post here and there, I’m a co-host of the Eurotrash Security Podcast where I’m the one that says ummm and errr far too often!
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