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May 09, 2007


Rob Newby

I think it happens to us all as we get older. It's something to do with the way the world treats us. Physics isn't as well paid as IT Security or as mainstream. Business is just more exciting. There are fewer quantum leaps to be made in Physics than there still are to be made in IT and security.

Physics has been around for centuries, we're privileged to still be in the first century of IT. Not that I'd ever compare myself to Newton, Bohr or Planck, but we're at a similar stage in thinking about IT as they were about Physics in their time.

In my slightly biased opinion, Physics is still a good grounding for any career, but all the best thinkers make it into IT Security in the end... :)

Rob Newby, BSc Physics (Hons), CISSP.

Mitchell Ashley

Well, Rob. I'll have to take your word for it since you have the degree credentials. :)

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