Matt Scheurer: Finding Your Passion in Cybersecurity

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In this episode, Phillip Wylie is joined by Matt Scheurer, a digital forensics and incident response expert. They discuss Matt's hacker origin story, his work in digital forensics and incident response, and the education path for aspiring professionals in this field. They also touch on the importance of professional networking and the benefits of public speaking in the cybersecurity industry.


  • Digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) professionals play a crucial role in investigating and responding to cybersecurity incidents.
  • Having a background in systems administration and networking can provide a solid foundation for a career in DFIR.
  • Building a professional network and seeking mentorship from experienced professionals can greatly enhance career opportunities in the cybersecurity industry.
  • Public speaking can help establish credibility and open doors for career advancement in the cybersecurity field.
  • Exploring different areas of cybersecurity and finding one's passion can lead to a more fulfilling and successful career.

Sound Bites

  • "I was just always enthralled with hackers and hacker lore and all the things that people would do with technology that the people that designed it didn't anticipate."
  • "Understanding basic networking, learning the Linux command line, and knowing where things should be on a Windows endpoint are essential skills for aspiring DFIR professionals."
  • "Having a background in SOC (Security Operations Center) analysis can provide a solid foundation for understanding digital forensics and incident response."


Matt Scheurer: Finding Your Passion in Cybersecurity
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