Whether you want to break into information security, move from one job to another, or transition into management, Breaking into Information Security will help. No other book surveys all the different jobs available in the industry, frankly discusses the positives and negatives of each, and what you need to learn to get into and out of each role.
Unlike books that focus on a specific skill set or on how to gain a certification or get a job, this book encompasses the "big picture," including why certifications, if any, are worthwhile for you. In a profession where new career paths aren’t always clear, Breaking into Information Security will teach you how to identify where you are in your career today, understand where you wish to go, and provide proven methods to get there.
From entry-level jobs to the extremely specific skills needed to be an InfoSec consultant, this book covers it all, including in-job skill building, working within the community, and building your skills after hours. If you are seeking to advance in the highly competitive field of information security, this book will give you the edge you need to break in.
- The most practical guide to starting your career in information security, or advancing to the next level
- Presented in a “level-up? gaming framework for career progression, with a “Learn, Do, Teach? approach through three tiers of InfoSec jobs
- Provides examples of specific roles and career paths in each job tier so you can identify and max out skills for the role you want
- Learn how to advance to management and training roles, as well as the specific skills you need to become an independent consultant
- Find out about career "booster paths" to help you advance your career at high speed