In 2022, I started a podcast aimed at converting more Gen Z to seek careers in cybersecurity. In doing so, I had to educate myself on what they value and realized the many differences between Gen Z and previous generations.
Gen Z refers to those born between mid-to-late 1990s and 2010, making them between the ages of 11 and 28. This means they grew up experiencing a much faster rate in which technology evolves. The first iPhone, for example, was launched in January 2007 with its successor coming out in June 2008, creating what would become an almost yearly update that made thousands of people line up in front of Apple stores across the world on release day. During the period, the internet went from a somewhat new thing to something people used daily, further increased by the easy access brought by smartphones.
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