9780470192474

IT Security Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Information Security Job

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470192474

  • ISBN10:

    047019247X

  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Technology professionals seeking higher-paying security jobs need to know security fundamentals to land the job-and this book will help Divided into two parts: how to get the job and a security crash course to prepare for the job interview Security is one of today's fastest growing IT specialties, and this book will appeal to technology professionals looking to segue to a security-focused position Discusses creating a resume, dealing with headhunters, interviewing, making a data stream flow, classifying security threats, building a lab, building a hacker's toolkit, and documenting work The number of information security jobs is growing at an estimated rate of 14 percent a year, and is expected to reach 2.1 million jobs by 2008

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Finding, Interviewing for, and Getting the Job
Qualifications
Pursuing a Degree
The Perfect Job
Job Search
Interviewing
Money Talks
Accepting or Rejecting the Offer
Summary
Nontechnical Interview Questions
Knowing Networks: Fundamentals
Introduction
Questions
Recommended Reading
Knowing Security: Fundamentals
Adjust Your Thinking
Core Values
Basic Concepts
Managing Risk
Data Classification and Labeling
Ethics in Information Security
Daily Security Responsibilities
Summary
Interview Q&A
Recommended Reading
Understanding Regulations, Legislation, and Guidance
Regulations, Legislation, and Guidance Defined
Why Does an Employer Care?
Why Should You Care?
Government- and DoD-Specific Information
Commercial Information Security
Using This Information in the Interview
Summary
Interview Q&A
Recommended Reading
Knowing Firewalls: Fundamentals
Firewall Technologies
Major Vendors
Device Types
Management
Deployment Strategies
Summary
Interview Q&A
Recommended Reading
Knowing Virtual Private Networks
Goals and Assumptions
The Cryptography of VPNs
IP Security Review
Implementing IPsec
Alternatives to IPsec
Summary
Interview Q&A
Recommended Reading
Knowing IDS/IPS/IDP
Introduction
Questions
What Questions Do You Want to Ask Me?
Recommended Reading
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Wireless but Were Afraid They' Ask
The Fundamentals
Wireless Cards and Chipsets
Wireless Drivers for Linux
WLAN Detection (WarDriving)
Wireless Security
Rogue Wireless Devices
Summary
Interview Q&A
Recommended Reading
Finding Your Posture
History of Information Security
Modern Information Security
Security Objectives
Determining the Security Posture
Prioritizing the Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Management
Summary
Interview Q&A
Recommended Reading
Tools
Enumeration, Port Scanning, and Banner Grabbing
Wireless Enumeration
Vulnerability Scanning
Password Compliance Testing
Network Sniffing
Penetration Testing
Learning
Summary
Interview Q&A
Recommended Reading
Additional Resources
Index
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