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I am interested in writing security software from both a defensive and offensive posture (i.e, firewall, antivirus, pen-testing tools, expoits, etc…). I am currently a student obtaining an Assoc. in Computer Networking Systems. I graduate in December and am wondering, what is the best step for me to take next? I am looking to get a bachelors in Information Assurance and then a masters in software engineering. What can I be doing now to help me prepare? I haven’t the slightest clue as to where I should start. What programming language should I learn? What specific areas should I be focusing on?