Last September I started at Brightest. During the recruitment process I already mentioned my interest in cybersecurity and was pleased to hear that Brightest had a cybersecurity workforce to meet the market demands in that direction (take a look at our security testing solution). So far, I gobbled up the knowledge I could gain from that workforce like candy. Reviewing the new OWASP top 10, getting to know and use Burp suite, cracking the OWASP juice shop, and so much more. The first months have been challenging and exiting.
Courses for hands-on experience
With the end of the year in sight, the career-path meeting came along with It. Brightest motto is “aim high” and I’m always looking for a challenge. This was probably the most knowledge hungry I’ve been for as long as I could remember. I really wanted to take it to a next step and learn how to perform a decent pentest. So, I searched which courses would give me the most hands on experience, which certifications mean something, and which ones would challenge me.
It was clear that I could choose from a wide variety. So, I just looked for which certificate was known as one the hardest. The same answer always popped-up: OSCP from Offensive Security. The more I read about It, the more It triggered me. The more It also scared me.