This is First Watch Spotlight, where we put the focus on the up and coming generation of cybersecurity professionals. Some are right out of school, and some are entering from a different career path altogether. Our goal is to show there’s no singular path into the industry, and hopefully highlight some ways more people can enter the field.
Today’s guest is Crystal Phinn, an aspiring cyber fraud analyst finishing her schooling.
Crystal went from art school to -- in her words-- being fully addicted to cybersecurity. I wanted to learn more about her story, and her hopes for a cyber career. She discusses what led her to cyber, how she's Blue Team for life, and the lessons she's learned about trying to break into the industry.