Meet the Writer: HackerNoon Contributor Jessica Truong Talks Cybersecurity by@jtruong

Meet the Writer: HackerNoon Contributor Jessica Truong Talks Cybersecurity

Jessica received her master’s degree in Cybersecurity in Estonia. She writes about anything within Cybersecurity and decides what topic to write about based on the latest security news or what she personally believe is important. When she's not reading/learning about security, she likes to spend time reading, listening to podcasts and painting. She also loves photography, especially food photography and traveling. She says she wants to turn her passion for technical writing into a career. Her guilty pleasure is french fries with truffle sauce and NCIS.
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So let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself. For example, name, profession, and personal interests.

My name is Jessica, I received my master’s degree in Cybersecurity a little over two years ago in Estonia and immediately started working in the field. When I am not reading about security, I like to spend time reading, listening to podcasts, and painting.

Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about?

My latest story talked about the basics of Network Security. I explained what networks security is, why it is important, how it works, common network security vulnerabilities and security attacks, protection tips, and some of the security tools.

Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about?

Yes, I write about anything within Cybersecurity and I decide what topic within Cybersecurity to write about based on the latest security news or what I personally believe is important.

Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?)

So typically after I figure out what my next piece is about, I will put together an outline of the key points that I want to touch on. I structure most of my articles with definitions then as you read further into the article it gets more detailed.

Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing?

I think the biggest challenge for me when it comes to writing is choosing a topic and then figuring out the direction of the article that I want to take.

What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career?

I would like to continue to improve my skills and grow professionally in cybersecurity. At the same time I want to continue with writing, both content and technical writing as its a passion of mine.

Wow, that’s admirable. Now, something more casual: What is your guilty pleasure of choice?

French fries with truffle sauce and NCIS is my current guilty pleasure.

Do you have a non-tech-related hobby? If yes, what is it?

I do! I love photography, especially food photography and traveling.

What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next?

Look out for my piece on whether it’s safe to store your credit card information on Google Chrome! It will definitely be an interesting read!


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