Speaker: Rob Noeth, Lead Engineer, Level Effect
Introduce yourself and which weeks you teach during the bootcamp.
Rob Noeth: Hi, I'm Rob Noeth. I'm one of the original co-founders here at Level Effect and I'm an instructor and I teach the Windows and malware sections of the bootcamp. I also like to do software engineering and that's kind of the other part of what I do here at Level Effect.
Talk a little bit about the work you’ve done in cyber in your career. What's your favorite thing about this field?
Rob Noeth: So I've been in cyber for just over 11 years now. I've done a wide variety of things from software engineering at the National Security Agency research development. I've done consulting for large organizations, create a lot of tools and I think kind of the biggest thing that I like about cybersecurity and the industry in general is the purpose. It's the mission. I can go in and help an organization make good decisions, advise them on how to make things better. I can write tools that will help users be more secure and be more safe online. At the end of the day, I feel like I'm making a difference and I'm able to make the world a better place through through the tools and through teaching that I can provide.
What's one piece of advice you've got for students in the Cyber Defense Analyst Bootcamp?
Rob Noeth: So if I could give you one piece of advice for the CDA bootcamp it would be try not to compare yourself to other students. It's very easy to fall into this trap And you got to remember that we have a lot of people coming in from you know every aspect of life and different experiences. Some people coming in from IT and cyber So don't do yourself that damage of comparing yourself to somebody who's been doing this for years already. What you can do instead is focus on yourself, focus on understanding the goals and the module outcomes. If you come across a new topic that's new to you - maybe it's confusing, study it a bit and then if you have somebody you can talk to that's great. If not you can just do it yourself in the mirror and explain it to yourself in the mirror. Kind of like try to teach yourself what this topic is and that will kind of get the ball rolling and help you unlock these thoughts and stuff of these different topics and maybe unblock you. So all the all the content here is achievable and relatable I think to most audiences. Please lean on your instructors if you feel lost in any way or confused and we're here to help you. You can do it.