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The Modern .NET Show

Feb 17, 2023

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I am your host, Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor. In this episode, I chatted with John Westgarth about how he pivoted from teaching English as a foreign language to cybersecurity - an industry that he knew nothing about - at the start of the 2020 "situation". We talk about why he decided to take the plunge, and how he got started on this journey.

Along the way, we discuss some of the transferable skills that non-technical people have which can be used to help get started in the cybersecurity industry. We also talk about the bootcamp that he attended - CAPSLOCK - and the support he received.

It's important to note that this episode isn't an advertisement for CAPSLOCK, just a discussion of John's experiences with them.

If you know anyone who would like to get into the cybersecurity industry, please consider sending this episode (and the previous one) on to them, as it is a discussion with almost no technical points, and I feel it might help them to take that next step.

The full show notes, including links to some of the things we discussed and a full transcription of this episode, can be found at

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