Antonio Punturiero

Antonio Punturiero

Cyber Lab Technician


Frederick Community College

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Started taking technology classes in high school.
Received technical certifications from my high school.
Graduated with my associates in year.
I received an offer from my community college to work as a cyber lab technician in there cyber security department that they were just starting.
Coached and ran a cyber team at FCC.
Became a member of the cyber padawans. Was captain for several competitions.
Graduated with my Bachelors from UMUC.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Cybersecurity
University of Maryland-University College

Career

Cyber Lab Technician

Network Analysis, Threat intel, System administration, Virtualization technology, Pentesting.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Engineering
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

Constantly learning and analyzing new threats that may appear on a corporate network. Discussing about real time attacks and how we can mitigate them.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Before college I started getting into this field when I was a sophomore in high school. I took classes, got my certifications, and spent time looking for things I would enjoy learning. Certifications are a huge plus in this field and I recommend you go for those because if you do not then you may not get the job you want.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Start early. Trust me if you start where I did in high school it will all pay off very quickly. You will have a lot of corporations looking at you and testing your skills if you slack off and I have many colleagues that are still trying to find a job in the cybersecurity field.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Cybersecurity

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Holy cow you did all of this stuff at your age?"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student