Is it true that the U.S. military hires almost anyone for entry level cyb-sec positions, as long as they can pass security clearance? Just wondering if I should apply or wait for higher paying entry level position for my first job.
Not sure on security - but I have a brother in law that works high up management for Navy Aircraft.... And holy shit... Everytime we see him he rants about the retards they get.
He always mentions he tries to test them to learn on their own, but the overwhelming bulk are just entirely incapable. Just brings about a reminisce of the notion that 10% of the populace aren't mentally capable, yet that seems to be a good chunk of their recruitment....
The Navy (and Army) were definitely a lot more lax about who they'd accept when I joined.
We actually had to do better on our pre-entrance strength test than the Army folks too... but I guess they figured they'd be doing plenty of push-ups anyway
I do not think all positions require a fitness test.I'm kinda surprised they have not "dumbed down" the fitness testing as somehow "discriminating" against weak people.... which SHOULD be the main idea!
I can clearly recall doing the "President's physical fitness test" back in Phys-Ed in JHS and well over HALF the class (and MANY so-called "Jocks" lol) were completely incapable of doing a SINGLE pull-up!
Forget completely about doing the climbing ropes up to the ceiling and back down hands-only. (like my stoner-buddies and I could do)
I bet this has only gotten worse too.
I do not think all positions require a fitness test.
Nope, you absolutely cannot. I fucking guarantee it.My guess is there would be some fairly serious on the job training, and different tiers of support. You're probably not getting root access to the pentagon on day 1.
Then again maybe I give them too much credit, they did have a missile silo that had a password of like 11111111. I imagine a lot of the stuff in military relies on security through obscurity. If you don't know where the system is or how to even get to it, it's pretty hard to hack. Satellites are probably similar. If you have the right radio equipment and knowledge you can probably hit a login prompt on a military satellite but that alone would be a huge undertaking... and probably land you with a no parole life sentence in a PMITA federal prison for even trying.