Security Definitions

Virtual Private Network: A VPN (virtual private network) by definition is a secure way for people in a business to share information through a public network such as the internet.
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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.

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7 reasons why you SHOULD work in Information Security

 

Information Security is a pleasure of heavens!

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security Professional - part 1

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),

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Information Security Interview Questions

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,

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The immortals and mortals of information security

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

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The Transition from a Technical Security 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

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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

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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:

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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

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