For a little background on me, I had a rather dubious existence as a teen cyber-punk, back in the 80s -[HPVCA for you old-schooler's still out there]-. Following my adolescent escapades, I grew up (a little) and spent just under a decade of my life serving my country as a Sergeant in the US Army. I'm a Desert Storm Vet and ex-Field Artillery FDC Chief.
I've also worked as a:
Desktop Support Tech
Enterprise Incident Response (EIR) team lead
Malware Recovery Tech
Software & hardware tester (Modems & NICS)
Physical Security Systems Architect
IT Consultant / Systems Analyst
Desktop Security Analyst
IT Project Manager
Director of Marketing for a small RAID company
Novice Web Developer
and finally... Endpoint Security Engineer
I'm what some would call an IT generalist (and others might call a jack-of-all-trades, master of none). Hey...I've been called much worse.
Experience has taught me that there are parallels in almost all disciplines. There are universal axioms that are applicable to any and all genres of professionalism. The more I work & experience, the more I live and learn. The day that I stop learning is the day that I stop living.
I've got a small Endpoint security blog here: http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/security/endpoint/ if you're interested.