7 Minute Security



7MS #290: Interview with Joe Klein


Below are show notes for an episode of the 7 Minute Security podcast, a weekly podcast I publish that focuses on topics such as penetration testing, network configuration, blue-teaming and career advice. I welcome you to subscribe in your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode!


My pal and former coworker Joe Klein joins me this week in the virtual studio to discuss:

  • His career as a diesel mechanic and insurance guru
  • How to leave a stable job, take a huge pay cut and start a risky infosec internship (sounds like the name of a broadway musical!)
  • The start of his new career as a SOC analyst
  • The importance of having a career cheerleader/mentor
  • Being hungry for knowledge and certifications without being ashamed or afraid to look like a newb
  • CompTIA Security+ and Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops certs
  • The proper pronunciation of the word "dude"
  • How to do a proper Arnold Schwarzenegger impression

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Joe welcomes your comments, concerns, insults and questions via email (listen to today's episode for the address!) or Twitter.