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Getting an Information Security Job For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-00262-8
336 pages
February 2015
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Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 2

Icons Used in This Book 2

Beyond the Book 3

Where to Go from Here 3

Part I: So You Want to Be an InfoSec Professional 5

Chapter 1: Securing Your Future in Information Security 7

Chapter 2: Understanding InfoSec Roles: One Day in the Life 21

Chapter 3: Exploring Current Issues in Information Security 41

Part II: Having the Right Stuff 67

Chapter 4: Education, Training, and Certifications 69

Chapter 5: Key Technology Concepts 103

Chapter 6: Key Management Concepts 131

Part III: Finding a Job with the Right Organization 155

Chapter 7: Life as a Security Consultant 157

Chapter 8: Working for a Security Vendor 165

Chapter 9: Working as an In-House Security Professional 169

Chapter 10: Serving in the Public Sector or Academia 177

Part IV: Getting Hired! 183

Chapter 11: Branding Yourself for Your Dream Career 185

Chapter 12: Creating a Winning Resume 207

Chapter 13: Getting Attention with Your Cover Letter 227

Chapter 14: The Interview: Bringing Your Resume to Life 237

Chapter 15: After the Interview 251

Part V: The Part of Tens 269

Chapter 16: Ten Organizations for InfoSec Professionals 271

Chapter 17: Ten Security Resources to Help You Stay Current 277

Chapter 18: Ten Essential Security References 281

Chapter 19: Ten Great Questions to Ask Your Interviewer 285

Glossary 293

Index 311

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