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Infosec Professional, father, restless learner, but above all, a thinker trying to help others by creating standardized solutions for situations and challenges I face on a daily basis. In this blog's case, I try to share a bit of my experience finding Infosec/Risk Management/Compliance jobs locally and abroad.

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, […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Security Challenge #2 - PCI DSS

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!).

New Section! Security Challenges!

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 […]

Information Security Management in a "Cloudy" Environment

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 We’ve all […]

Best Companies to Work For in The Information Security Field

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 […]

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 […]

New regional Infosec Groups created on LinkedIn!

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 […]

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 […]