Chaining Your Tools Together

When you are working on something more than likely you are going to have to use tools to get the job done. It doesn’t matter what kind of job that you are doing, more than likely it is going to involve tools of some type. When most people think of tools they think of a hammer, maybe some nails and other things of that nature. But those are just a certain type of tools. If you work at the grocery store then you use the cash register as your tool. If you work on making web sites then the computer is the tool that you use to get your work done. Anything that helps you accomplish another activity can be considered a tool.


When you work in the computer security you have to learn a lot about the tools that you use in order to do your job. In the computer security field the tools that you use is the software that helps you do your job. Yes, the computer you use is a tool as well but that is less important than the actual software that you use to do the job. Any computer can be used to run the software that you are going to need to get the job done. Actually knowing the software is the important part of being able to do your work. And the software of someone that is in computer security is a lot more complicated than the software of people in other fields who may use the computer to do their work. It has to be more complicated because the field itself has a lot of layers and is very complicated.

But you have to do more than just install the tools on top of the computer. You have to learn how they work and we mean more than just the basics. You have to know all of the parameters of the program and how they do their job. That is the only way you are going to use the programs to their full potential. When you are working with a piece of software for years you have to understand that you need to get better and better at it. If you stay at the same level as when you first started to use the software then you will find out very quickly that you will not have improved at doing your job and will be passed by people who are younger and who are hungrier than you very quickly.

But it is not enough that you start to learn how to use the tools better. You have to learn how to use the tools that are at your disposal in conjunction with the other tools that you might use during your daily routine. A lot of programs are able to work well with each other. This is especially true when you are working on a UNIX like operating system. UNIX was built for small programs to be able to work together. That is because this method of working is able to help you get more things done in a quicker amount of time. But even on Windows you can start to use your tools together so that they are able to give you a quicker and better result.

When you are working with a lot of tools during the day, the best thing that you can do is learn how to use them together. That way you will be more efficient at your work and you will be able to get your jobs done a lot quicker.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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