I engaged on a r/cybersecurity thread recently where the question was posed, how someone in the (cybersecurity) industry can “boost” their professional credentials, or otherwise increase their credibility, visibility, professional stature and general “cyber clout” - outside the traditional methods of education and certification. I thought this was a pretty interesting ask and as someone who has gone down this path a bit (having a blog, infosec-specific Mastodon account, etc…), I figured I would weigh in with other ideas (in no particular order) I had related to increasing said cred.

It’s worth pointing out that most of these methods are applicable to any profession, not just cybersecurity. Regardless of what you do, I urge you to approach all aspects of your professional climb with authenticity, novelty, approachability & humility.