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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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

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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

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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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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 3

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

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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 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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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?”

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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

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10 valuable advices to land a job in 2010

Hi everyone,

Below I share a bit of my personal experience (and also of my close colleagues) that should help you put together your personal strategy to land a job in this challenging field. So get yourself ready, leave your comfort zone and let’s make our career resolutions come true!

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