I have no idea. Do whatever you think fits YOU best.
all I know is that I was a sysadmin myself on RHEL systems for quite a while before I got into security...my current roles defiantly include infosec analyst... I also do pen tests and some limited research.
Some people really enjoy working in "offensive security" (you know, pen tests and other red team stuff.. basically getting paid to hack..,) but others are fooled with false hopes, etc... let's face it..compliance.. it's not exiting.
Sit down, long and hard...and think about what you'd like to be doing...EVERY SINGLE DAY... really think about it. IT work seems to drive many people over the edge... so just think about yourself and your future.
CompSci graduate. Former sysadmin. CISSP, CEPT & some more...
· 7 years ago