One Word. Are You Listening? … Cybersecurity

imageAdvice on what a young person should choose for a future is as old as civilization. In the United States the classic satirical take on such advice was in the 1967 movie “The Graduate”, when Dustin Hoffman playing an overwhelmed teenager, is nabbed at his high school graduation party by a well-meaning adult.

“I just want to say one word to you,” the adult says. “One word. Are you listening?”

After pausing for dramatic effect he blurts out the secret to the kid’s future: “Plastics!”

The advice might not have been completely off the mark, as plenty of plastic came out of the 1960s, 1970s, and beyond.

But, on a more serious note, the one-word advice I’d give to someone starting out today—or to someone re-starting their career today—would be: “Cybersecurity!”

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Jeff Jones

Principal Cybersecurity Strategist

Jeff Jones a 27-year security industry professional that has spent the last decade at Microsoft working with enterprise CSOs and Microsoft's internal teams to drive practical and measurable security improvements into Microsoft products and services. Additionally, Jeff analyzes vulnerability trends Read more »