˜ "I have a remote job in Tokyo and I do information security and computer forensics; stuff like that. Data integrity and protection. The core of the job is basically we have typically Chinese attackers that are trying to infiltrate the company and pull information out. It's a massive global issue. It's basically cyber warfare done by average, regular civilians. It's a really great industry because there is a cross over of ex-military types, a lot of three letter agencies and regular dudes like me who happen to fall into this field.
There are offensive, defensive and kind of covert operations going on all the time, but it's not spoken about. It's basically war. I don't know what else you want to call it. Everyone is maintaining appearances, saving face and there is still trade going on and everything else, but it's kind of like we're shaking hands but I have a knife in your back at the same time. It's really aggressive shit.
I feel like the average person wouldn't understand and wouldn't care. Sometimes people say, 'Hey, what do you do?' I talk to them a little bit and you can literally see their eyes glaze over. If I think about those types of experiences and then try to see that projected onto the masses, there is no interest. It's so important, but people don't care and the news cycle refreshes so quickly. The collective has such a short attention span and such a short memory that shit that happened three weeks ago is already gone. If you were to bring up cyberwar and all that, no one knows and no one cares." ˜
Fascinating to learn about Taylor's job and to hear about something I wasn't aware was happening all the time. Follow Taylor on Instagram: @heytchap
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