Security Definitions

Virtual Private Network: A VPN (virtual private network) by definition is a secure way for people in a business to share information through a public network such as the internet.
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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.

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

Dinosaur knows-it-allHello everyone !

Information Security is cool. We all  know that. But…

I’ve been in the IT/Security industry for 18+ 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”. Far from judging, I’m just stating my perception.

But by being exposed to these “characters” I was able to build some profiles that distinguish them in the field. I bet you came across at least one of them!

These are the pariahs in the field… the ones who you spot from miles away in any convention and run away… Yes! You know I’m talking about the 5  scary types of security professionals you will meet in your career!

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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 know the importance of maintaining IT security and the value the job brings to any organization in preventing threats, providing reputation management and preventing security breaches from grinding things to a halt, articulating this value is another matter, especially as value means different things to different businesses.

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7 reasons why you SHOULD work in Information Security

 

Information Security is a pleasure of heavens!

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, which definitely tells me that people could relate (either positively or negatively) with the article. That’s certainly a pleasure for any blog writer.

Anyhow, I believe it is now fair to give both the haters and the lovers  6 +1 reasons why you SHOULD work in Information Security, and see what the repercussion will be. Click here to continue reading 7 reasons why you SHOULD work in Information Security

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New Section – Share Your Opinion #1 – Antivirus and Endpoint Protection

Hi there,
I believe most of you security professionals face the same challenge as I do: an increasing number of problems to solve, and with it an increasing number of solutions. But how to choose? The idea of this new section is to provide all of you with a space to share your experience with fellow peers across the globe, either good or bad.

This section intends to go beyond the technology, and really evaluate the service as a whole (support, usage,  problems, etc.). How was it when you needed support during the night? What sort of issues did you encounter during implementation? Click here to continue reading New Section – Share Your Opinion #1 – Antivirus and Endpoint Protection

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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 as part of the journey! :)

6 – Working long hours, forever

Please raise your hands those of you who go home 100% sure that no one will be able to break onto the network/security domain you manage. If you are one of those, either you are just starting in the career and was not around during the good old Sasser’s days, Click here to continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Should NOT Work With Information Security

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Challenges

Security Challenge #2 – PCI DSS

Hi all,

For all of you asking me for a PCI DSS specific scenario, I’ve prepared a challenge depicting a situation I faced a couple of years ago. The process is fairly simple, but there were so many non-compliances that the manager who hired us started to think about becoming a gardener (lol!). Click here to continue reading Security Challenge #2 – PCI DSS

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New Section! Security Challenges!

Hi all!

After a long while, I was finally able to start swimming and avoid being drowned by things to do at work! The new job is awesome, but the first couple of weeks were insane (lots to do and learn, etc)! But I confess I’m just loving it!

Well, we all face massive challenges on a daily basis (no secret there). New projects requiring security input, fire fighting security issues, keeping yourself abreast with new technology, security conferences and much more. But most of us find pleasure in doing that, and that’s exactly what I’m proposing here: to solve challenges we deal with at work, while sharing experiences with our fellow security colleagues! Click here to continue reading New Section! Security Challenges!

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Information Security Management in a “Cloudy” Environment

Hi all,

As you know, My Infosec Job is an open space for you to send your articles and reach thousands of Infosec professionals worldwide, leveraging your exposure and credibility in the market. Today, I present you with a useful read by Chris Martin, a senior consultant@ Interim Partners.

Enjoy your read!

Adriano

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Job Market

Best Companies to Work For in The Information Security Field

Hi all,

Even if the world is still recovering from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, information security is still a burgeoning field with plenty of openings for information security jobs. Nearly every organization requires an information security professional to safeguard their proprietary data. But how do you find the best companies to work for in the information security field? Click here to continue reading Best Companies to Work For in The Information Security Field

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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.

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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

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New regional Infosec Groups created on LinkedIn!

Dear readers, To further maximize our networking power, I’ve created three new groups on LinkedIn based on regions, apart from the global group (4000+ members) already estalished.

These groups aim at concentrating professionals and recruiters based at specific areas/countries, giving LinkedIn users a more personalized and relevant experience.

For now, I’ve created groups for the

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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

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Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security Professional – part 4 – Finding a Job

Good day everyone!

June is the end of fiscal year here in Australia, thus I haven’t had time for anything else but WORK! I’m currently developing a comprehensive set of ISMS documentation also covering PCI-DSS requirements. Believe me, it’s really demanding putting it all together, plus meeting deadlines and making the customer happy! But I

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