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I often see posts about people getting 350K exit or 450K or more in FAANG. Are those strategy folks from Big 4 or are there cyber folks too getting these exits ? I am making close to 200k as M3 in cyber . Not able to anything that would pay more than this in non-consulting ? What roles should I target ?

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I think roles which requires hands on work would pay you heftily. Not sure what your profile is but roles like Security engineer, App Sec Engineer, DevSecOps etc would be more hands on. Other roles that you can focus could be Security TPM, Information Security Risk Management would also pay much more than what you are making right now. Now is the time to move to Product companies as the market is hot and you can literally make a lot.

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Yeah, I had a recruiter reach out to me for a role at Stripe that the range was 400-450k. I was shocked lol. I didn't do well in the interview, but motivation that what my current worth.

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And what do you do currently

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Director of cyber security Principal security engineer/architect Those will be around $300k-500k depending on the company. Doesn’t need to be FAANG

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Check out Praetorian

OP - I have similar background as you. Now in tech and TC around 300k. Please note - Majority of this TC comes from RSUs and that’s why FAANG employees have such high TC (due to stock appreciation). So if you aim for good public company which gives good RSU package, you will reach there in 3-5 years. 👍🏼

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Product mgrs require skills in the product that they manage. For example....if you manage threat Intel feed product....you have better know a lot about that feed and how to get bad quality out of your product

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I’m in the same boat with IAM/PAM experience and looking for an exit soon. I have a few vendor certificates and looking to see how to leverage my experience in an industry role.

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SPM1 was correct - our inflated Total Comp salaries come from RSU appreciation. About 45-65% of our pay after 2 years comes from RSUs. If you join Google Cloud in a security role - you will start somewhere around 50-55% of the number you see above. The people getting into google cloud security are people that are Security Engineers that became Senior Security Architects. Basically they are full stack security people...they can go hands to the keyboard on a lot of security tech, architect anything, PM anything, etc. As for getting hired here - I am not going to say that Big 4 / Accenture are bad places to start - its just rare to see someone from those groups over here. The ones that make it over here are really good at all things security. If I were going to pivot to here....I think pure play cloud companies like Slalom, Dito, SADA are better places to start before pivoting. Feel free to post questions in this thread - i'll try to answer them

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At op / mgr...sure

I am in the IAM practice and have CISSP and some vendor / product certificates . We rarely get to do hands on on consulting as most is done by india team . Any companies other than FAANG ? I am based out of Texas and won’t relocate

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