That’s What They Told Me…
Posted by Henry Dalziel | December 21, 2019 | Questions / Comments 0
- C|EH, Security+, MSc Marketing Management;
- Based in Hong Kong for the last five years;
- Cybersecurity Pro & Growth Hacker
I was 40 when we moved to Hong Kong.
It gets more difficult with age moving to a new city; however, I got a few lucky breaks, got used to the place, and given time I started to really enjoy it.
This post is really just a little intro about me.
You likely got to this post via the link on the site next to my authors name, so because of that you’re obviousy curious.
I live and work in Hong Kong: my background is Cybersecurity and Digital Marketing. I’d say that (as of 2019-2020) 70% of my work is just general web application tech and digital SEO marketing with the rest being security and penetration testing. I founded a company in Hong Kong called “Growth Hackers Hong Kong” which is a registered HK company. The company does exactly what the name suggests.
I was looking for a job in Cybersecurity in Hong Kong and frankly I didn’t get much love; and really, that’s cool because I think there is more money in Digital Marketing anyway – plus – you get a ton more freedom as your own boss in Online Marketing. Anyways – back to the subject – I met up with the guy in Hong Kong who touted himself as some sort of Hacking Guru/God – but in reality he was a bit of a dick. I was only reaching out to him for some advice and help and possibly an introduction but all I got was a sense of arrogance. When I told him I was a “Marketing and Cybersecurity Professional” he looked shocked and said: “Henry, Cybersecurity and Marketing make very ugly babies”. Well, respectfully, I diagreed then and I disagree now.
“You can’t polish a turd”, so they say when you have a shitty-ass product that you’re trying to market. And, arguably, all you need is an “ok-ish” product and a ton of excellent growth hacking marketing and you can actually make a (pretty decent) profit. Sure, that argument remains and yeah, I guess, if you did market a shitty-ass Firewall (for example) that everyone downloads and uses and then gets hacked then the above statement of Ugly Babies makes perfect sense.
Both go “hand-in-hand” and for abundantly obvious reasons. To have a successful Cybersecurity product or service you need both a kick-ass Cyber Solition product as well as excellent emotive marketing.
Anyways, so my immediate past was a migration mostly away from Cybersecurity as a service (and a practioner) and into Digital Marketing in Hong Kong because that’s what was paying the bills, oh – and I market a bunch of Cybersecurity Services too.
So, that’s pretty much it about me!
If you want to network then the best way to get in touch is via LinkedIn since I removed the contact form because, frankly, I was receiving way too much online spam and ridicolous requests to hack social media channels and accounts etc.
Thanks for stoping by and I hope you learn a little something from our site.
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