It’s fun in the sense that there are always new things to learn, both practical and conceptual. That appeals to me because I consider myself to be an “infinite learner.”
Having said that, it’s also a very stressful career. Usually, it feels like a cat-and-mouse game. Cyberattackers are innovating all the time, which means we have to do the same, and it goes back-and-forth.
As a defender, the overall outlook is bleak. The economic consequences of cyberattacks are growing every day, and we don’t have enough defenders to cover all our territory. And, that gap is widening all the time with no end in sight.