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Information Security Professional

Information Security Professional - Gideon T. Rasmussen
This document details how to pursue a career in information security. It provides a brief overview of leading certifications, security groups and information security standards.

How to Get Hired - CSO Magazine
This article provides solid advice for being hired as a Chief Security Officer (CSO).

How NOT to Get Fired - CSO Magazine
This article details how to keep a CSO position.

Security Jobs Mailing List - Security Focus
"SecurityJobs is a mailing list and Forum on SecurityFocus developed to help IT Security Professionals find work in their field. This list is maintained for both Employers looking for headcount and for private individuals seeking employment."

CISSP Jobs Forum - Yahoo Groups
The CISSP Jobs Forum is another good source for information security jobs. Access is limited to CISSPs. Recruiters submit job opportunities to the List Owner using the e-mail address at the bottom of the group home page. CISSPs may also upload their resumes to the Files section by logging in with their Yahoo account.

Information Security Groups

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
"ISACA has chapters in more than 60 countries worldwide, and those chapters provide members education, resource sharing, advocacy, professional networking and a host of other benefits on a local level". Interesting seminars (for a price). Founders of CISM and CISA certifications. Monthly magazine. Membership dues required.

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
"ISSA is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members." Local meetings with interesting presentations. Monthly magazine. Membership dues required.

"InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard Chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories. Each InfraGard Chapter has an FBI Special Agent Coordinator assigned to it, and the FBI Coordinator works closely with Supervisory Special Agent Program Managers in the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C."

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