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 ! 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every time someone asks me about my profession, people’s reaction is often the same: -Wow! So you’re like those hackers I see in the (Hollywood) movies! That’s really cool! Listen, can you discover someone’s password for me? Pages: 1 2
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
Hi everyone, Below I share a bit of my personal experience (and also of my close colleagues) that should help you put together your personal strategy to land a job in this challenging field. So get yourself ready, leave your comfort zone and let’s make our career resolutions come true!