Nick Vissari - Engineering Dropout to Math Tutor to Security Architect/Engineer

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Summary• At 10 yro Dad had problems putting computer together, so he helped his dad with it
• Family never stifled any inquisitiveness he had
• Started at a Math Tutor at the school system
• Nick talks about how he had the wrong attitude in security [11:38]


• "Once you get into a position somewhere, do whatever you can to make yourself invaluable. Find the things people don't want to do and do them. The hard problems are the ones most rewarding." [8:55]
• "If you're not automating right now, it's probably because you have more resources than you what to do with." [18:54]
• "There are a lot of people that are security professionals but they really don’t know about how a system works." [25:22]
• "Just got to have that passion to want to learn and you can definitely jump into security."[22:50]
• "My grandmother always said: 'Those who don't make mistakes, don't do much.' So get out there a make a bunch of mistakes." [25:35] Tweet This! 
• "Don't be that guy that says 'No' to everything. You have to be somebody that says 'Yes… and'." [26:06]


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