Someone outside infosec asked me what I do for a living and I spent a good 15 seconds coming up with an explanation that doesn't sound like organized crime

1:10 PM · Nov 25, 2021

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Isn't organized crime the fast track? 😬
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We're hackers, we really aren't that organized...
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You're a bouncer on the internet.
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My wife just says, "He works in tech."
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How often does someone ask if you can fix their computer?
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„Something with computers“ is a reasonable answer for most, from my experience
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If they are hot you should probably just say organized crime
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I’ve given up on explaining. Used to just say consultant, but folks get nosy & pry my time away w/ 20 questions. Now I just say I sell lawn care products. The social guff think tank folks tolerate must be unimaginable. That’s probably why they just hang out w/ each other.
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“Oh so you think for a living? Who pays for that? Where did you go to school? What was your major..?” “It’s called RAND, mf. Can I please just finish this gd margarita before I hang myself?”
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