Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapter 7

  Chapter 7: Landing the Job So, we’ve come this far in your infosec journey. You’ve studied hard, attended conferences, played a CTF or two, updated your resume, and networked a bit within the information security community. Great work! Let’s prepare for your very first information security interview.   === What to Say === There […]

Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapter 6

[You can find the previous chapters in this continuing blog series here: Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapters 1-3 Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapters 4-5] Chapter 6: Self-Study Options In the previous chapters, I’ve discussed potential career paths, education and certification options, and the fundamental knowledge needed to become a […]

Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapters 1-3

Even once a person realizes he or she has a passion for information security, moving in the field can seem a daunting task. The education market is oversaturated with degrees, certifications, and training programs. Meanwhile, many prominent hackers mock those programs publicly. Although I’ve touched on security education and training quite a bit, I’m continually […]

College and Infosec: To Degree or not to Degree?

So, you love to hack, and you’re going to get that dream job in infosec! Except, now what? A wide array of certification firms and colleges are willing to sell you an infosec program, with shiny advertisements and clever sales pitches. Unfortunately, college is massively expensive in the US, and the learning environment isn’t great […]

Ask Lesley InfoSec Advice Column: 2017-01-30

Thanks for another wonderful week of submissions to my “Ask Lesley” advice form. Today, we’ll discuss digital forensics methodology, security awareness, career paths, and hostile workplaces.   Dear Lesley, I’m a recent female college graduate that didn’t study computer science but is working in technical support at a software company. The more I learn about […]

Ask Lesley InfoSec Advice Column: 2017-01-19

Thanks for your interesting question submissions to “Ask Lesley”! This column will repeat, on no specific schedule, when I receive interesting questions that are applicable to multiple people. See further details or submit a question, here. Without further ado, today we have OS debates, management communication issues, nation state actors, and career questions galore! Dear […]