My name is Sibu and I am currently studying PG diploma in IT. I love information security and would love to make a carrier from it. I have been working for almost 15 years and took this decision to study again. What do you guys suggest would be best for me here. How can I pursue my passion. Thanks for your reply in advance.
Hello Sibu ( @Sibu_joy ),
Welcome to the Community! I would recommend searching the Community for "passed [insert exam name here] exam" to help get some guidance on some of the (ISC)2 certifications and what other members/candidates have used for studying. If you are looking for specific advice, I would also recommend that you reach out in the other various areas of the Community, like Career (for advice and to see job postings), Tech Talk (more for technical questions), or Industry News (to keep up to date on things that the Community has posted as new and noteworthy).
I'm Martin, as my username would suggest, mid 30's, highly intelligent, I'd like to think, arrogant, sometimes, a bit of an underachiever or a massive one, depending on who you ask. Worked in IT from the beginning, with no particular specialization - I've been a developer, a system administrator, a database administrator, a network administrator, a general IT manager, and sometimes a few of these at a time.
I'd like to specialize in IT security, since, for some reason, everything I do ultimately involves it in some way or another. And because it's well paid. And a challenge. And cool. I stumbled upon this forum (or community, if you're so inclined to call it) while trying to find out if my work experience satisfies the 5 year requirement to get CISSP certified - and, for what it's worth, I still can't tell.
English is not my native language, but native speakers couldn't tell just from my writing (I told you I was arrogant), though I still have some inevitable Eastern Europe accent left (I can eliminate it, but with considerable focus, and a small penalty in speed).
Autistic rant aside, though, from what I've read so far, there are some very knowledgeable posters around here, and I'm actually looking forward to learning a few things from them.
Kia Ora Everyone,
I'm Dean and new in the community. I have been a CISSP since 2015. I started my security career in the Philippines and worked in the biggest Telco company there. Then I moved to the State of Qatar to help build the first commercial security operations centre and now I am living in New Zealand working in the biggest life insurance in the world. My passion for security has grown year on year and I am confident to say that I am still happy and excited to be in this field and profession.
One of the things that I like the most is spreading security awareness to the companies where I have the privilege to work with. Even with the lack of or no budget, I was able to deliver effective awareness by using existing resources.
In my quest to look for a side hustle that will combine my passion for security. I have created the brand named Human Firewall, A Cyber Security Awareness Lifestyle Store. Human Firewall is a Cyber Security Lifestyle Store that focuses on making people cyber aware through its quality products. My store's tagline is "Cyber Security is a Lifestyle" that's why I thought of a brand that can be part of everyone's lifestyle by putting together custom-designed products like t-shirts, pillows, mugs and more. I am also regularly creating what I call #HumanFirewallTips in the blog section of my website. I have received positive feedback from my peers at work and past colleagues. I am hoping that my brand will also be known and supported by this community.
I am hoping for more collaboration with the community and I am one message away if you need any help or you have any questions.
Stay safe and secured everyone.