New Book: Breaking In to Information Security
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. More news will come soon, I am sure. However, for now, I’d like to point you to a community project.
Anthony J. Stieber and I are working on a new book and, to make it the best we can, we want the story of how you got started in information security.
Please feel free to pass this link around to others (retweet it, whatever). If you now have or have had a job in InfoSec, we want to hear from you.
We’re doing this because we’re increasingly asked how to “break in” to the field of information security. Robin Wood kickstarted the process with his survey , and many of us have done the one-on-one mentoring thing. However, we feel that it’s time to draw a line in the sand and document the process “thus far”. A clear path to entering the information security field can save years of inefficient or unethical effort.
Our book uses a simple “Learn, Do, Teach” core that guides readers to become useful community members. The core idea is to learn constantly but also to contribute and later teach others and guide them through the same process.
We recognize that few careers follow direct paths. To make the book the best we can, we ask you to share your career path with the community. These short “biographies” will show how real people have broken into information security. As a thank you for helping us with this book and to contribute to the community, each author will donate 50% of the book royalties to Hackers for Charity .
If you would like to help with this project, please send to infosec.career.stories -at- gmail.com a short description of your story, or if you prefer, at your convenience we’ll do an informal interview.
Again, please forward to anyone with an information security career story.
Feel free to ask any questions you like in the comments below or contact me directly on Twitter.