InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul

InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul


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InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul by Chris Hurley, Johnny Long, Aaron W Bayles, Ed Brindley

“InfoSec Career Hacking” starts out by describing the many, different InfoSec careers available including Security Engineer, Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Auditor, Security Administrator, Programmer, and Security Program Manager. The particular skills required by each of these jobs will be described in detail, allowing the reader to identify the most appropriate career choice for them.

Next, the book describes how the reader can build his own test laboratory to further enhance his existing skills and begin to learn new skills and techniques. The authors also provide keen insight on how to develop the requisite soft skills to migrate form the hacker to corporate world.

• The InfoSec job market will experience explosive growth over the next five years, and many candidates for these positions will come from thriving, hacker communities

• Teaches these hackers how to build their own test networks to develop their skills to appeal to corporations and government agencies

• Provides specific instructions for developing time, management, and personal skills to build a successful InfoSec career

Product Details

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.

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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