How to Break Into Security
Great series starting over at Krebs on Security on how to get into the field.
At least once a month, sometimes more, readers write in to ask how they can break into the field of computer security. Some of the emails are from people in jobs that have nothing to do with security, but who are fascinated enough by the field to contemplate a career change. Others are already in an information technology position but are itching to segue into security. I always respond with my own set of stock answers, but each time I do this, I can’t help but feel my advice is incomplete, or at least not terribly well-rounded.
I decided to ask some of the brightest minds in the security industry today what advice they’d give. Almost everyone I asked said they, too, frequently get asked the very same question, but each had surprisingly different takes on the subject. Today is the first installment in a series of responses to this question. When the last of the advice columns have run, I’ll create an archive of them all that will be anchored somewhere prominently on the home page. That way, the next time someone asks how they can break into security, I’ll have more to offer than just my admittedly narrow perspectives on the matter.
Read the whole interview: How to Break Into Security, Ptacek Edition — Krebs on Security.
- Small businesses sitting ducks for hackers (charlotteobserver.com)
- Learning from History – The Importance of IT Security (blogs.gartner.com)
- Thomas Ptacek Interview – Episode 292 (pauldotcom.com)
Posted on June 28, 2012, in Cybersecurity, Jobs, Security and tagged Computer security, Consultants, Information technology, Krebs, Security, Vulnerability (computing). Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on How to Break Into Security.