A former British Army soldier, Phil Kimpton, spoke to the BBC about how he landed on ‘civvy street’ with depression and without a plan for the future. However, undeterred, Phil embarked on a training and networking journey that led him to become a cyber security expert.
Phil outlined his thinking to the BBC:
“He became fascinated by IT security and says working to prevent cyber-attacks gave him a new purpose in life and filled the void he was left with on leaving the army.
“Coming from the military and having that experience with physical security, I soon realised that with some technical aptitude and learning, that I could also map that over to the industry in IT security where I’m at now,” he said.”
The remarkable journey can be seen via this BBC video link.