Lomar Lilly, a senior information security consultant working in Jamaica for Symptai Consulting Limited, holds multiple CompTIA cybersecurity certifications, including CompTIA Security+,CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), CompTIA PenTest+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP). CompTIA spoke with him about his professional experience, and he offered direction to those interested in entering the cybersecurity field.

How does your job in IT compare to other 9-to-5 jobs?

I have worked many 9-to-5 jobs outside of IT, and I can say with confidence that those jobs are incomparable to what I’m now doing. Watching the clock, waiting for lunch and looking forward to the end of the workday basically sums up how I remember spending my time in previous jobs.

Now, being in a cybersecurity role in an engaging environment, my work life is very different. I can’t count the number of times I’ve said to myself at the end of the workday, “What? It’s 5 o’clock already?”

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