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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security Professional - part 2

Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security Professional – part 2

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 […]

Technical Security

The Transition From a Technical Position to a Management Role

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 […]

How To Land More Interviews?

How To Land More Interviews?

Dear readers, As I’ve mentioned sometime ago, my resume has been professionally redesigned/rewritten by a company which gave it a complete face lift and brought it in line with the current market requirements. I was simply amazed by the results, and since many of you asked me for the company name, I became one of […]

Information Security Recruiting

What’s the right IT/Information Security Certification for me?

In one of our previous article we already discussed what an Information Security degree would bring you; now, let’s tackle this tricky question:  “What security certification should I pursue?” Throughout my career, I constantly heard a ready-made answer:  CISSP! (even though the person was not able to tell what CISSP stands for). Try it yourself: […]

7 Things Every Security Professional Should Know

7 Things Every Security Professional Should Know

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 […]

The 10 Coolest Information Security Careers

The 10 Coolest Information Security Careers

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

How to Start Your Information Security Career?

How to Start Your Information Security Career?

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

Information Security Career Tips by a Guru: Interview with Peter H. Gregory

Information Security Career Tips by a Guru: Interview with Peter H. Gregory

Who doesn’t want to learn from the masters? In this article, My Infosec Job shares what we learned from Peter H. Gregory, security guru and author of more than 20 books in the field including: CISSP for Dummies, CISA All-in-One Guide , among others.  We asked pointed questions about his Information Security career as well for tips […]

Information Security Job Market Report 2010

Information Security Job Market Report 2010

The Barclay Simpson Recruitment agency has released a thorough report about the Information Security market in UK that is definitely worth seeing (even if you aren’t based in UK). Generally, there is an undeniable improvement of the situation over there, but 2010 still requires caution. Some highlights: New vacancies amongst our sample companies rose to […]