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Happy new year, happy new job!

Happy new year, happy new job!

2009 has been a long year, with several challenges to overcome and now, more than ever, is time for us to be thankful for everything we have passed through in our careers, the good and the bad things.Good ones are obvious, but also the bad ones which make us stronger and improve our knowledge and […]

Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider - Part 2

Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider – Part 2

Here is the final part of the series of an interview conducted by Erik T. Heidt with Lee Kushner, President of LJ Kushner and Associates, LLC, an executive search firm dedicated exclusively to the Information Security industry and its professionals. The Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider – Part 1 concentrated on ‘Career Incident Response’ focused on people who […]

How To Answer Tough Interview Questions?

How To Answer Tough Interview Questions?

Most of us feel pretty comfortable during a technical interview, since questions are usually based on things we do routinely, or at least heard of at some point. But what happens when asked something like “Tell me about your weaknesses”. The question is easy; answering is the problem, right? 🙂 Personal questions such as that […]

Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider - Part 1

Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider – Part 1

Year 2009 has been a year of job losses and stagnation for many careers. The recession has taken it toll on InfoSec industry as well. During this time of uncertainty its always good to keep in touch with industry insiders who can keep you abreast with the current economic climate and trends. I found a […]

GoogleWave invitation raffle results!

GoogleWave invitation raffle results!

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who participated in our Google Wave invitation raffle! More than a hundred followers have subscribed, making this campaign a big success! This morning, while I was preparing the raffling process and coming up with a method to distribute the invitations, a fortunate news popped up into my […]

What would an Information Security degree offer you?

What would an Information Security degree offer you?

Do you know where your sensitive information is or more importantly who is responsible safeguarding it? In all likelihood your personal, sensitive information is sitting in various computer databases throughout the country in all types of organizations. Hopefully your information is being guarded over by diligent and educated information security professionals whose mission in life […]

Highlights of Cisco Security Report 2009

Highlights of Cisco Security Report 2009

Its been a long year for security professionals fire fighting against the variants of ‘Conficker/Downadup’. The aftermath of the one of the worst worms of the decade forced new organizations to come up with effective incident management procedures including Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), patch management policy and many more.  For new IT firms this […]

New look - My Infosec Job

New look – My Infosec Job

Dear readers, We’re choosing a nicer theme for our blog, thus our appearance can change out of the blue (or yellow, red). 🙂 Hopefully a new dressing will be decided by this weekend! PS: if you have any recommendations, please tell us here.

Our Group @ LinkedIn - the beggining of it all.

Our Group @ LinkedIn – the beggining of it all.

Dear readers, About a year ago, I decided to use LinkedIn to leverage some networking power and get in touch with colleagues from previous companies. All good, got my profile all filled in, time to browse for some groups to join. The first ones were easy, I went for the big shots like Information Security […]

Salary Rise in InfoSec Indicates Economic Recovery

Salary Rise in InfoSec Indicates Economic Recovery

I came across this article dated Dec 07, 2009 which is from a recruitment agency in UK called Acumin, a leading provider of Information Risk Management staff in Europe. Their main areas of specialization include risk management, Information Security, Business Continuity, Storage and Data Protection. An excerpt from the article: “The indication is that these […]

Christmas gift - Invitations to Google Wave

Christmas gift – Invitations to Google Wave

For all Infosec professionals out there who didn’t get a chance to play with Google Wave, we still have 6 invitations left to be given away! For those still not “Waving”, here goes a brief description by Google: “Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a […]

Be famous! Contribute to our website!

Be famous! Contribute to our website!

If you want to have your name featured in our website, all you need to do is send some Infosec Career article that is relevant for our readers, and we’ll make sure the proper credits is given! If you are a recruiter, we are also pleased to post your job openings (as long as they’re […]

What Security Skills Are Required in 2010?

What Security Skills Are Required in 2010?

“In the area of technology I think there are two very big trends occurring that are going to have a tremendous impact on security, and that is virtualization, which is things like cloud computing, applications as a service, those types of technologies.”

Far east investing heavily on security

Far east investing heavily on security

Information security seems to be the length and breadth of many companies nowadays.  Organizations can’t afford to take security lightly especially when the number of vulnerabilities and malwares are increasing by the day. Security as we all know is not a state but a process. And to maintain appropriate level of security comes investment. I’m […]

Hays Australia Salary Survey - 2009

Hays Australia Salary Survey – 2009

Very thorough research on salary averages for IT positions in Australia and New Zealand. Typical salaries are in a matrix of AZ/NZ regions versus about 50 IT job titles. While there is only 1 Infosec related position (“Network Security”), it should be helpful in setting salary expectations – down to the detail level of Perth […]