The Journey of a Linguist Turned IT and Security Professional with Jeremy Snyder
Security UnfilteredAugust 07, 2023
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The Journey of a Linguist Turned IT and Security Professional with Jeremy Snyder

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Ever wondered how a linguistics enthusiast turned computer science student could accidentally land a career in IT and security? Meet our guest for this episode, Jeremy Snyder. Born out of a nomadic childhood and a fascination for languages and computers, Jeremy's journey is nothing short of intriguing. From humble beginnings with a file server stashed under his desk, to tackling major security breaches, Jeremy's tale is a masterclass in resilience and ingenuity in the dynamic field of IT.

The road to success is often paved with challenges, and Jeremy's journey is no exception. He candidly opens up about his attempts to join the Secret Service, the hurdles he faced, and the rebuffs that left him introspecting. But as they say, when one door closes, another opens. Jeremy's failed Secret Service endeavor led him towards unchartered territories, where he found himself face-to-face with security breaches. His experiences dealing with data breaches, creating secure build processes, and handling reputational damage are a testament to the importance of the right mindset and adaptability in security roles. 

The world of IT and security is rapidly evolving, and our conversation with Jeremy could not be more timely. As we navigate through the shift towards cloud usage and containerized environments, Jeremy offers invaluable insights into API security and the need for a bridge between security and development teams. His tales of working with an internal wiki that accidentally became external and the subsequent fallout are a stark reminder of the challenges and risks that come with the territory. So grab your headphones and get ready to be enlightened, entertained, and inspired by Jeremy’s fantastic journey in the world of IT and security.


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