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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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Job Market in North America best for InfoSec

Job Market in North America best for InfoSec

View this inspiring article about the situation of Infosec job market in USA and Canada nowadays. Part of the article is behind a registration wall, but it’s definitely worth reading. Some good news for us: Please refer to the link. The name of the article is ‘There’s some security in security’. “Network staff with security […]