Getting Started as a Penetration Tester

This episode of Primal Security podcast is hosted by Andrew, Lane, Luke, and Zack with guest speaker Dan Amodio.

Dan is an expert with all things penetration testing and red teaming. On the podcast he discusses his experiences with getting started in the industry. A lot of people want to become the super cool “hacker”, but where do you start? Dan explains that the actual day to day of a penetration tester is far more than just performing penetration testing, you are a trusted consultant for your customer who often has to work long hours to complete projects, or sharpen your skills.

“Pentesting is a sport, you have to hone your skills. You don’t get good at pitching major league games by pitching major league games…you are throwing a lot of balls at practice.  Pentesting is the same way, you don’t get good at pentesting by performing penetration testing, you have to lab.” Dan Amodio 

A lot of people want to become the super cool “hacker”, but where do you start? Dan explains that the actual day to day of a penetration tester is far more than just performing penetration testing, you are a trusted consultant for your customer who often has to work long hours to ensure you complete the project.

If you are new to security, or want to learn how to grow into a penetration testing role check out this podcast.