THIS E-BOOK VERSION DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER MEDIA THAT WOULD ACCOMPANY THE PRINT VERSION. A Technical Guide to Landing (and Keeping) a Job in the Information Security Field
Do you analyze every packet that crosses your home network just because you can? Do you spend countless hours coding applications for the sheer joy and challenge? Do you have a coin jar labeled "Trip to DEFCON/Black Hat Fund"? If you want to refine those skills to land a top InfoSec job and employer-funded trip to Vegas next year, you've come to the right place. The authors of this book have all succeeded in applying their inherent hacker skills to build successful InfoSec careers. From them you will learn about the variety of available jobs and the skills required to excel in each one. Also, the authors provide advice on how to develop the necessary management and personal skills required to hack your way to the top.
* Determine What You Want to Be When You Grow Up (or at Least Get Older)
See how the InfoSec field has matured, and decide if this is the life for you.
* Social Engineering for Profit
Use both your people and research skills to perform reconnaissance on the InfoSec job market.
* Choose the Right Path
Learn what certifications, work experience, and education are required (or not) to land your dream job.
* There's No Place Like Home...for a Test Lab!
Build a fully functional test lab and attack machine in your basement to fine-tune both your attack and defense skills.
* Learn the Laws of Security
Master the ten guiding principles of information security to outwit malicious hackers in the real world.
* Know Your Enemies
Identify and understand the classes of attack: denial of service, information leakage, regular file access, misinformation, special file/database access, remote arbitrary code execution, elevation of privileges.
* Feeling Vulnerable?
Navigate the dangerous waters of vulnerability disclosure from nondisclosure to full disclosure.
* Don't Trip the Sensors
Use your l337 H4x0r skillz to assimilate into the workplace and hack the corporate ladder.
* Master Incident Response
Develop contingency plans to put out fires in the workplace without getting burned.
* Install Your Career Rootkit
Since you got there, you might as well stay there!
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March 31, 2005
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