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!
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
G’ day all! I honestly didn’t expect receiving so many e-mails about this article. People from every corner of the world are thanking me for the article even though they’re not Infosec professionals. I’m definitely glad to see that it’s helping you materialize your plans and realize that nothing is impossible if you really want […]
Welcome to the second part of the article – Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security Professional! First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who contacted me about the process with questions, comments and suggestions. Unfortunately I’m not able to answer to all of you, but rest assured I’ve read every e-mail received and […]
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 […]
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, […]
Dear readers, We all know that the Internet presents you with thousands of websites talking about the latest security threats, breakthroughs and technologies. However, it’s not easy task to find useful information about how to conduct our Information Security, Risk Management and Compliance careers to become better professionals. That’s the main reason why My Infosec […]