Getting Started Stories: Amanda Rousseau, Malware Researcher

In our Getting Started series, the LA Times has published the backstory of well-known malware researcher Amanda Rousseau. Rousseau started as a tinkerer and artist and was going to go into web design, until she took a computer science class with her brother. “I found it so much more interesting than what I was doing […]

Recognizing your mistakes

One of my favorite interview questions is: Tell me of one mistake you made and what happened.  Tell me of a second mistake. Tell me of a third. Often a prospect will have one or two readily available, but have to resort to bare honesty by the third. You can learn a lot about them from […]

Getting into InfoSec and Ethical Hacking

Troy Hunt writes about careers in security, ethical hacking and advice on where to get started: Get involved in online infosec discussions Establish an online identity Get some learning Get some certs (maybe, if applicable) Get some experience Put in your time Read the whole thing, it’s good.

10 Reasons Why Security Professionals Get Hired – Dark Reading

  Greg Thompson, vice president of enterprise security services at Scotiabank, says, As an IT security executive, I am constantly asked, “What do you look for when hiring?” Naturally, certification as an accredited security professional helps get job candidates to the table — there are many respected credentials, such as those offered by (ISC), ISACA, […]