(Note: I'm catching-up on a backlog after my little biking accident last week...)
There's been some silliness floating around the industry echo chamber lately. I saw one comment where someone attending a BSides event felt it was nice hanging out with a bunch of other security people who "weren't in it for a paycheck." Well, I'm here to break the bad news... most of us are getting paid to do this work. And, I highly doubt that you'd see many - if any - of us slogging it out day after day after day if we weren't somehow being compensated. Why else would anybody put up with the insanity and inanity that is this industry?