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As I am now fully retired from work and have lots of time on my hands, I have decided to pursue an objective that I have wanted to do for some time but when I was working, I never seemed to have enough time to start it.


I have enrolled in the Open University (Milton Keynes) to study for my Masters Degree in MSc Cyber Security. This will take me about three years to complete but although it is too late as a career objective, it is more to find out whether I can succeed at it. I have a BSc Computer Science which was conferred in 1981 at Aston University. Birmingham UK.


I am 68 years old and still mentally agile. I am still getting agents contacting me for contract work even now.


Perhaps when I have passed my Masters finals with a dissertation, I could still think about being a Cyber Consultant? or consider writing a book on my life story.


Are there any other people out there who are already in this profession?
Is there any Network for Cyber specialist that I could approach to join the network?
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Re: Cyber Security consultants!!!

Cyber security will be the future. Now with remote working, banks like revolut, N26 and so on.
Also amazon, xbox store and so on.
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Good for you!
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Re: Cyber Security consultants!!!

A couple of years ago, a then co-worker (who has now long since retired and is now just contracting) was at an Oracle event (he was already 60-ish) back then.

He reported back that he wasn't the oldest by far - even some guys in their seventies. No women, apparently, probably because they know better than work until they drop.


Think of it this way: when you're finished with that education, you can 0wn the network in the retirement home ;-)
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Re: Cyber Security consultants!!!

I don't see any reason for not keeping up with this as a career if you're still mentally capable. OH is a software developer and plans to keep working well beyond retirement (he may be able to work for his company to age 70). He might set himself up as a consultant and he also has experience of mentoring young developers. He loves what he does and at 60 is the oldest guy in his team and the go to guy for troubleshooting problems and getting things to work properly.

He saw his dad retire at 57 on a final salary pension and then just vegetate which is not for him.
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Re: Cyber Security consultants!!!

If your really interested check out OpenSLL

https://www.openssl.org/

Nothing really new but challenging.
Originally it was called Cryptology and was known so for centuries.
These days they call it cyber something.
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