Focus On The Job and Learn The Foundational Elements Of Your Field with Adrianus Warmenhoven

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Adrianus Warmenhoven

Adrianus Warmenhoven is a Defensive Strategist and Threat Intelligence Manager at NordVPN. He is responsible for getting the most relevant Indicators of Compromise, malware samples and their indicators and mapping out the threat landscape for the company’s customers. He has undertaken security reviews and advised companies on how to deal with active threats and extortion. Adrianus talks about why corporate politics should be avoided in your IT career journey. He also discusses why the basics should be ingrained at the outset of your IT career journey.


Adrianus Warmenhoven

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2 Top Career Tips

1) Don’t play the game of corporate politics. Focus on the job, what it gives to you in terms of satisfaction, and become the best in your field.
2) When you’re young, figure out what you want to do and start with the basics. It will serve you well as your career matures.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

There are no singular “worst moments” – only a general string of challenges that all add up to learnings that we can take and move forward with.

Career Highlight

A company for which Adrianus was working was expanding into Africa. It was a more primitive time in terms of technology, and Adrianus was asked to head this innovation. It was extraordinarily challenging, but through hard work it was made possible.

The Future

There are countless facets to IT, with so many differing sectors that branch out into all corners of life, embracing so many different pursuits.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Computers and their possibilities.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Always listen to, and try to understand others.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

Just to blindly follow the rules.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

I would do exactly the same!

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Having fun and learning more at all times.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Talking and listening.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Finding new challenges and following his instincts.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Family time and French polishing

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