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360 Security Lessons? What Does That Mean?
360 Security Lessons is a blog written by a student for other students and for anybody who is relatively new to the field of information technology. I’ll be completely honest with you though — I know a little bit about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and 360 security seemed like an easy phrase to rank for in Google based on my keyword research. However, the more I think about it, the more it perfectly represents what I’m trying to do.
What are you trying to do?
I’m in school learning the fundamentals of computer networking and related topics such as PC repair, Windows administration, cyber security, computer forensics, cloud computing, and virtualization. I want to begin a new career in one or more of these challenging and rewarding areas of work that are in very high demand. As part of my job search, I’ve learned the importance of keeping up with the latest industry news because technology changes at a very rapid pace and most companies will not hire somebody who can’t demonstrate their knowledge of current events. In this case, the information I’m gathering is related to security threats and vulnerabilities, advances in hardware and software, new IT certifications and growing skill requirements.
The name 360 Security Lessons came from my very first idea, which was to use my personal Twitter account (@adamjay103 to tweet a different tip every single day from one of the blogs I follow. Full of excitement I decided to create a separate Twitter account, designed the banners and logos you see above and on Social Media, purchased a domain name, installed WordPress and started building this blog in order to expand on my 140 character tweets. Now, along with this blog I have accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and a page on Facebook.
Don’t other people do that already?
Yes. There are hundreds of thousands of technical blogs on the Internet, but one thing a majority of them have in common is the fact that they’re written by industry experts. That’s a great thing when it comes to learning from people with many years of knowledge and experience, but I find many of their blog posts, articles, and podcasts to be too difficult for somebody at my level to understand. Instead of simply linking to this content and pretending I’m a researcher who found the news first, I want to re-write everything I read so that anybody can understand it. That way, the next time I go for a job interview, I can talk about what’s going on with as much confidence as my future boss or colleagues at any level. To help others in their job search, I decided to share information I find about new tech startups and what they’re contributing to the industry.
Are you making any money?
Currently I’m not making any money from this blog, but it would be great if I could. If you like new, uncommon products, that are relevant to networking, security and other topics I write about then please check out the weekly digital download page above. All links are affiliate links, which means if you buy something I’ll get credit for it and make a few dollars, but it’s nothing significant. I want you to trust me as a reader and be able to learn something from the information I provide, so I’m telling you this up front, and I want you to know that I would never promote a product I would not try myself personally. In some cases I will try it and write a full review — in others, products are only available for Windows so I’m unable to personally use it. Either way, I’d rather let you know about a great product and a good deal so you don’t miss out. If you purchase a product I recommend, consider it a tiny donation and show of support that will help me continue writing this blog.
If you like what I’m doing, have questions, or just have a comment or suggestion, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer and appreciate you taking the time to come visit.