Good news - Best Jobs In America, Information Security is well ranked!

Good news – Best Jobs In America, Information Security is well ranked!

Hi all, I wish you all a Happy New Year full of good news! And to start it off, check out this article about the best professions in America. Information/IT Security is well ranked, and paying good money too!

3 Certifications IT Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

3 Certifications IT Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

Today’s technology professionals are under a type of pressure that did not exist 10-to-20 years ago. As technology has improved, so have the threats that can be used against it. These threats can come in the form of security compromises, employees not following protocol, data breaches, lost or damaged data, and much more. Pages: 1 […]

Dinosaur knows-it-all

5 Scary Types of Security Professionals You Will Meet in Your Career

Hello everyone and welcome to the blog! Information Security is cool. We all  know that. But… As most of you know, I’ve been in the market for 16 years now… which gave me the opportunity to meet the brightest security professionals around the globe, and also some who weren’t the sharpest tool in the shed. […]

How to Sell the Value Of Information Security - The four "Rs"

How to Sell the Value Of Information Security – The four “Rs”

Whether you are freelancer in the information security sector trying to convince a company to hire you, or you are struggling with an employer to justify the annual information security budget, explaining the importance and value of what you do is a hurdle most people in the industry face. While those in the infosec industry […]

7 reasons why you SHOULD work in Information Security

7 reasons why you SHOULD work in Information Security

  Dear readers, Wow! what a hit it was! My previous article on  6 reasons why you should NOT work with information security was a block buster, breaking all previous page hits records of this site, and bringing along a deluge of  praises,  insults, and funny comments. I was called a comedian, an a$$hole, a betrayer and a genius, […]

6 Reasons Why You Should NOT Work With Information Security

6 Reasons Why You Should NOT Work With Information Security

This article does not mean to be demeaning to the career I chose to follow, but rather a humorous rundown of facts about being a security professional that cannot be ignored, and are shared amongst several of us. Do not let the items below discourage you, but rather be aware that they are an intrinsic […]

Startup guide to become an Information Security Consultant

Startup guide to become an Information Security Consultant

Hi all, I was browsing the net for some inspiration to my new article when I found an article that certainly adds up to what I’ve said before about starting your information security career. I’m reposting it here since it might be of benefit to you all. Have a good reading! Adriano.

10 Tips For Negotiating Your Salary

10 Tips For Negotiating Your Salary

Now that you know how to get to the interview and answer tricky questions from HR and the technical ones, finally it’s time to negotiate your package. If you are reading this article from your company’s office right now, chances are high that you came across this situation during the hiring process: Interviewer: -What is […]

Selling Information Security to the Business, Senior Managers, Stakeholders and End User.

Selling Information Security to the Business, Senior Managers, Stakeholders and End User.

Good day everyone! Every day, around 8:30 AM on my way to work,  I drive by an Apple store. Every day, around 8:30 AM, the Apple store is full. Sometimes I ask myself: Are those the same people just hanging around, every day? Or are those different people? The answer doesn’t really matter; what matters […]

Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security/IT Professional

Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security/IT Professional

Dear readers, At last, after a couple of months (2 actually) with no time for anything other than starting a new life once again (finding a place to live, getting a job, getting acquainted with the location and everything else you might dream of to give us the same level of comfort we had before), I finally managed […]

IT/Information Security Interview Questions

IT/Information Security Interview Questions

Dear readers, As you might know, I’ve finalized my relocation to Australia last week. After roughly 2 years getting prepared and waiting for the Skilled Migrant visa to be granted, my patience has paid off and I say with authority that this is a land of opportunities! The Information Security market is heated right now, […]

Technical Security

The Transition From a Technical Position to a Management Role

After several years of “on call” weekends, technical certifications study time and endless troubleshooting nights, all your effort is recognized by the company and your boss brings you the good news: A promotion to a management role! At first, a delightful happiness strikes for the new step given in your career, since you are now […]

Information Security Recruiting

What’s the right IT/Information Security Certification for me?

In one of our previous article we already discussed what an Information Security degree would bring you; now, let’s tackle this tricky question:  “What security certification should I pursue?” Throughout my career, I constantly heard a ready-made answer:  CISSP! (even though the person was not able to tell what CISSP stands for). Try it yourself: […]

7 Things Every Security Professional Should Know

7 Things Every Security Professional Should Know

To be considered a respected Information Security Professional nowadays requires more than just knowing the bits or bytes, or the controls required by a given framework by heart. Being successful in your Information Security career requires you to have a deep understanding of the business needs (and how to enable, not disrupt them), sharp communication […]

How to Start Your Information Security Career?

How to Start Your Information Security Career?

Sometime ago I posted a question on LinkedIn and an article here about the benefits of being graduated in Infosec. The topic generated almost a hundred replies, and the discussion quickly changed to “How to start an Information Security Career?” Pages: 1 2