Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this site called “ClankHead”?

It’s metaphorical. The sound “clank” is often heard when two things collide with each other.

Because there is a sea of information and ideas out there that are often colliding or conflicting with each other and it is usually up to the individual to process it in his/her own head; to figure out what is true, what is false, what is useful and what is not.

This is heavily inspired by a quote from author F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Why self-learning in cyber-security?

The IT security industry is one which is constantly evolving; while the defenders are fortifying their digital fortresses, the attackers are already formulating their next assault. And to keep up against each other is no mere task.

Hence, relying on what we learnt at college/university may be irrelevant or outdated to the new situation we may face. Although a formal curriculum can help us create a strong foundation, I feel that the acquisition of majority of knowledge/skills comes from either actual work experience or self-initiated learning. The latter will often allow us the flexibility to decide when, what and how we learn. But actual work experience is just as important to provide us the real feedback on what we can actually do. Inevitably, both go hand-in-hand.

What is the blogger doing in life?

To be honest, I am still at one of the crossroads in my life. In fact, I’ve been putting many important things on hold (such as marriage/relationships) to figure myself out.

But nonetheless, I am just glad to have met very kind, helpful and patient people who have supported (or tolerated) my peculiarities and provided me many valuable opportunities and memorable experiences.

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