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
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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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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:
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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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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
Continue reading Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security Professional – part 4 – Finding a Job
G’ day all!
I honestly didn’t expect receiving so many e-mails about this article. People from every corner of the world are thanking me for the article even though they’re not Infosec professionals. I’m definitely glad to see that it’s helping you materialize your plans and realize that nothing is impossible if you really want
Continue reading Immigrating to Australia as an Information Security Professional – part 3
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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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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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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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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