Anthony Gomez

Anthony Gomez

Information Security Analyst


Santa Monica, CA USA

[My job] allowed me to learn a lot of valuable skills that I can now pass on to anyone else trying to make it up through a nontraditional way.


By Roadtrip Nation

Anthony Gomez


My road in life has been direct.
As a huge gamer, I started trying to hack video games to give myself health or money boosts.
I ended up finding forums of others who were also trying to hack into those video games—I learned a lot about the techniques people were using to break into machines and compromise systems.
During my senior year of high school, I participated in a dual enrollment program and took classes in subjects like anti-hacking to solidify my skills.
After high school, I was accepted into the Year Up workforce development program where I developed hard skills in information security as well as soft skills needed for the workforce in general.
Year Up also helped me get an internship in information security with Hulu.
After my internship, Hulu kept me on as a security analyst.
I’m also currently working toward my associate degree in information security to bolster my skills.
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High School


Information Security Analyst

​​I protect companies from hackers and other malicious threats.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I start my day around 8 a.m. by going through around 15 or so different security alerts—these can be users doing things or malicious threats trying to get in. After that, my day consists of getting pinged by employees asking security questions or asking for help in general.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

YouTube is a great resource for getting started in cybersecurity. There are a lot of content creators on YouTube who upload free tutorials and skills videos to help you become familiar with the industry.


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should follow in my footsteps and join me in construction."