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Get ahead of the competition! Here's what you need to know to land that lucrative InfoSec job!
Looking for a great job in a booming field? Information security is the first thing you need to know, and here's all the rest — work experience, classes and certifications you'll need technical requirements, tips on creating the ideal resume, how to grab attention with your cover letter, what you need to do after the interview, and much more.
What's hot in the field — explore some of the key issues in information security such as encryption, virtualization, regulatory compliance, and cloud computing
What's involved — take a peek inside different InfoSec jobs
Get prepared — find out what type of education and training you need and which certifications will help your cause
Choose your environment — look at the pros and cons of working for a security vendor, a private company, academia, or the government
Fine-tune your brand — learn to build your professional network, use social media correctly, and create a portfolio
Getting in the door — understand what goes into a great resume and cover letter
Ace the interview — see what to do, what to avoid, how to handle tough situations, and how to follow up
Peter H. Gregory, CISA, CISSP is the security strategist for a financial management software company in Redmond. He is the author of twelve books on security and technology including Solaris Security, Blocking Spam and Spyware for Dummies and Enterprise Information Security. Peter speaks at numerous information security industry conferences including the RSA, SecureWorld Expo, InfraGard, and West Coast Security Forum.