It is all fun and games to get technical and figure things out. But you got to eat right? How much can you realistically make in the security industry. Let me tell you this much. You got to get a government security clearance. That opens all kinds of doors, including the high pay.
Real security admins make between $70k to $90k. And these are the normal mid level peeps. I am not talking about the senior administrators. Mid level admins top out around 6 figures. These are real wages being made by real people I know.
It almost makes you want to drop the programming game and get into cyber security.
Timing is Everything - I was assigned a tricky problem to work on. Some of the data was missing in our production environment. Everything seemed to work fine in development and ...