What I learned after a year of being a cybersecurity techwriter

I’ve now worked as a techwriter in a cybersecurity company for a little bit over a year. Coming into the job, my background was basically a couple of years of Python practice, some frontend tutorials, a decent understanding of networking and several pwned boxes on Hack the Box. This was all me learning stuff on the side while working as a translator.

So, what did I learn after a year?



Programming languages

Technical writing




Computer internals

Computer infrastructure

Becoming a better superuser


Anyways, there’s probably more that I missed, but I think these are the main ones. Overall, I’m glad. This was a good year for me in terms of learning. I’ve got my hopes up that next year’s gonna be even better.

  1. For certain kinds of security work. ↩︎