My question is this: What is it like working in the IT security field and what skills are required?

I was looking for a "career" site but there doesn't seem to be one so I thought instead of the Information Security site. After looking at questions asked there, I didn't think mine would be appropriate.

Also, if my question is unappropriate for Stack Exchange, is there a place I could ask it?

I'm not even sure Meta is the right place for this question but I couldn't find a whereshouldipost.stackexchange.com.

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    You're in the correct place to ask "where should I ask this on SE"... but personal commentary is not what we do on SE... Questions here must generally be concrete and objective... every single person will have a different answer to this question and every single job will have a different list of skills required. – Catija Oct 11 '15 at 19:17
  • +1 because I wish every new user acted like you before posting their new question. – M.A.R. Oct 11 '15 at 22:00
  • Thanks. I know this question is quite old now but I forgot to thank you guys for your help. – donut May 16 '16 at 21:27

The question is both too broad and opinion based. Everybody who works in the IT security field will have a different experience of that based on what they've encountered in that role.

Such questions are off-topic on Stack Overflow as they don't have a "right" answer. It's possible that other sites such as Reddit or Quora would entertain this kind of question but you should check them out beforehand.

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