Getting an Information Security Job For Dummies
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: February 2015
Pages: 336

Learn to:

  • Identify information security roles
  • Determine which certifications you need
  • Write an attention-getting resume
  • Prepare for interviews

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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

Open the book and find:

  • Different roles in information security
  • Key InfoSec concepts
  • Explanations of the many certifications
  • The pros and cons of a consulting job
  • Sample cover letters that get interviews
  • Tips for a winning resume
  • What to do if you're asked an difficult question
  • How to access great online resources
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