InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul

InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul


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ISBN-13: 9781597490115
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Pages: 476
Product dimensions: 0.96(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

About the Author

Chris Hurley is a Senior Penetration Tester in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 10 years of experience performing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and general INFOSEC grunt work. He is the founder of the WorldWide WarDrive, a four-year project to assess the security posture of wireless networks deployed throughout the world. Chris was also the original organizer of the DEF CON WarDriving contest. He is the lead author of WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 19318360305). He has contributed to several other Syngress publications, including Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit (ISBN: 1-5974490210), Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity (ISBN: 1597490067), InfoSec Career Hacking (ISBN: 1597490113), and OS X for Hackers at Heart (ISBN: 1597490407). He has a BS from Angelo State University in Computer Science and a whole bunch of certifications to make himself feel important.

Johnny Long is a Christian by grace, a professional hacker by trade, a pirate by blood, a ninja in training, a security researcher and author. He can be found lurking at his website ( He is the founder of Hackers For Charity(, an organization that provides hackers with job experience while leveraging their skills for charities that need those skills.

Table of Contents

Defining InfoSec Jobs ; Analyzing Your Skill ; Corporate vs. Government Careers ; Building Your Own Attack Test Lab ; Translating Your Hacking Skills to Career Skills ; Selling Your Skills ; Applying Your Skills to Your New Job ; Problem Solving on the Job ; Climbing the Corporate Ladder

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InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you desire a job in Information Security? If so, ¿InfoSec Career Hacking, Sell Your Skillz, Not your Soul¿ is the information you have been seeking. It covers pertinent security laws, preparation you must complete prior to submitting an application, how to evaluate information security position listings, résumés, pros and cons of certifications, ethics, corporate culture, and presenting your skills in the best light throughout the interview process. The text was meant for individuals knowledgeable in information security or seeking to become knowledgeable. If you need a yardstick to measure your abilities against in security, encryption, client-server, IDS, firewalls, root kits, and building your own working lab to practice attack and defense, this book was meant for you. David Burris, Ph.D., CCP