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

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. […]

How to Sell the Value Of Information Security - The four "Rs"

How to Sell the Value Of Information Security – The four “Rs”

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 […]

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, […]

6 Reasons Why You Should NOT Work With Information Security

6 Reasons Why You Should NOT Work With Information Security

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 […]

Information Security Management in a "Cloudy" Environment

Information Security Management in a “Cloudy” Environment

Hi all, As you know, My Infosec Job is an open space for you to send your articles and reach thousands of Infosec professionals worldwide, leveraging your exposure and credibility in the market. Today, I present you with a useful read by Chris Martin, a senior consultant@ Interim Partners. Enjoy your read! Adriano We’ve all […]

Startup guide to become an Information Security Consultant

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.

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 […]

Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security/IT Professional

Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security/IT Professional

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 […]

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

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 […]

Do you want to become an expat?

Do you want to become an expat?

“Dear readers, As promised in our “10 advices to land a job in 2010” article, today I decided to open a space to Jeff Parker, an Infosec Professional and road warrior expat who has experienced dozens of countries throughout his career. Since we share a common opinion about becoming an expatriate, I kindly present you […]

Information Security Consultant - PCI DSS, CISSP, QSA - Russia

Information Security Consultant – PCI DSS, CISSP, QSA – Russia

TITLE: Information Security Consultant – PCI DSS, CISSP, QSA LOCATION: Moscow, Russia RELOCATION/VISA: Need to have a relevant visa SALARY: 55k-70k Per Annum COMPANY: On request KEY REQUIREMENTS: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, PCI DSS, CISSP, ISACA CISA, PCI SSC QSA, CISM. You must have solid experience in information security with strong consultancy and […]

Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider - Part 1

Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider – Part 1

Year 2009 has been a year of job losses and stagnation for many careers. The recession has taken it toll on InfoSec industry as well. During this time of uncertainty its always good to keep in touch with industry insiders who can keep you abreast with the current economic climate and trends. I found a […]

What would an Information Security degree offer you?

What would an Information Security degree offer you?

Do you know where your sensitive information is or more importantly who is responsible safeguarding it? In all likelihood your personal, sensitive information is sitting in various computer databases throughout the country in all types of organizations. Hopefully your information is being guarded over by diligent and educated information security professionals whose mission in life […]