Hey guys, I recently had an interview for a position as an IT/Information Security analyst. The position is part-time and was aimed toward students coming out of college. My experiences so far only really stem from my IT degree and some tech support from my previous job at a law firm. I have been actively working with Linux and messing around with overthewire.org but I don't feel that is the necessary skill set for this job. The interviewer mentioned various things such as DOD standards, setting up VMS, setting up cloud servers, and using Splunk, and windows administration. All of these things I haven't touched before besides creating a Kali Linux VM.
The part with this job that I'm most concerned about is that there is no one above me, its a small company of engineers it's just me and about 20 people. I really feel like I am good at learning on my own, and creating my own game plans etc.. I am ecstatic at this opportunity because I feel it could really jumpstart my knowledge and career. However… I am scared of the possibility of screwing up their network or not having enough knowledge. I was told by the interviewer that some people just turned down the opportunity because they are scared to screw over the company.
Ultimately I think this could be a really good opportunity. I just wanted to see what you guys thought that have been in the field for a while. Do you think this is a little too over an entry-level position? Is it bad if my first job in infosec doesn't have a "mentor"? I like the idea of a new problem to solve every day but I don't want to hurt a small business.