About Cybersecurity Management and Expectations

For the past decade, I have listened to a number of stories from a minority of cybersecurity professionals I talk to about unbelievably hostile and abusive workplaces. More insidious to me, are the workplaces that “pass” as okay on paper, but are continually undermining, failing, and gaslighting their junior employees. Unfortunately, it’s often harder for junior people to judge that they are not being treated fairly than in cases of extreme abuse.… Read More About Cybersecurity Management and Expectations

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… Read More Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapter 7

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… Read More Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapter 6

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… Read More Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapters 1-3