Getting an Information Security Job For Dummies, 1st Edition

  • Peter H. Gregory
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  • ISBN-10: 1119002621
  • ISBN-13: 9781119002628
  • DDC: 005.8023
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Do you want to equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to succeed in the Information Security job market? If so, you've come to the right place. Packed with the latest and most effective strategies for landing a lucrative job in this popular and quickly-growing field, this guide provides no-nonsense guidance on everything you need to get ahead of the competition and launch yourself into your dream job as an Information Security (IS) guru. Inside, you'll discover the fascinating history, projected future, and current applications/issues in the IS field. Next, you'll get up to speed on the general educational concepts you'll be exposed to while earning your analyst certification and the technical requirements for obtaining an IS position. Finally, learn how to set yourself up for job hunting success with trusted and supportive guidance on creating a winning resume, gaining attention with your cover letter, following up after an initial interview, and much more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
So You Want to Be an InfoSec Professional.
1: Securing Your Future in Information Security.
2: Understanding InfoSec Roles: One Day in the Life.
3: Exploring Current Issues in Information Security.
Having the Right Stuff.
4: Education, Training, and Certifications.
5: Key Technology Concepts.
6: Key Management Concepts.
Finding a Job with the Right Organization.
7: Life as a Security Consultant.
8: Working for a Security Vendor.
9: Working as an In-House Security Professional.
10: Serving in the Public Sector or Academia.
Getting Hired.
11: Branding Yourself for Your Dream Career.
12: Creating a Winning Resume.
13: Getting Attention with Your Cover Letter.
14: The Interview: Bringing Your Resume to Life.
15: After the Interview.
The Part of Tens.
16: Ten Organizations for InfoSec Professionals.
17: Ten Security Resources to Help You Stay Current.
18: Ten Essential Security References.
19: Ten Great Questions to Ask Your Interviewer.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Publisher’s Acknowledgments.
Wiley End User License Agreement.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Peter H. Gregory

Peter H. Gregory, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, C|CISO, CCSK, QSA, has over 25 years of experience in virtually every role in business IT organizations, including work in government, financial services, non-profit, telecommunications, SAAS, and retail. He is the author of more than 30 books on security and technology, and the technical editor for more than 20 additional books. Gregory sits on the board of advisors and is the lead instructor for the University of Washington certificate program in information systems security, and he is a lecturer at the university's NSA-certified certificate program in information security and risk management. He is also a member of the executive steering board for the SecureWorld Expo Conference, and the board of advisors for PaymentGear. A founding member of the Pacific CISO Forum, Gregory is a graduate of the FBI Citizens' Academy. He studied electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is the director of strategic services a national consulting firm.