Re: Question for information security professionals
From: MT (mt_at_somewhere.com)
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 00:59:31 GMT
Thank you, I think that the Security+ may be what I was originally searching
for when I located the CISSP program. I will lookinto it.
"kulm_nd" <g-w@ComcastREMOVE.net> wrote in message
> Security+ cert is the first step. Security typically covers malicious
> attacks like DoS, remote access, e-mail, web server security, directory
> file transfers, IM, wireless security, network topology security,
> detection, encryption, physical security, computer forensics, and social
> engineering. As you can see, lots of operating system and software
> "MT" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > I have been a software developer (mainly C++, Java, Perl and Oracle) for
> > last eight years now and I am interested in taking my career down a
> > different but related technical path. Anyway to get straight to the
> > could anyone please tell me what discipline Information Security falls
> > under. I know very little about it at this point but would like to learn
> > more. Is it something that a developer like myself could transition into
> > is it more of a network engineer or systems administration field? Or is
> > perhaps a little of each?
> > Could anyone post some links or refer some books that could get me
> > I was looking at the CISSP program hoping that it would be a good start,
> > also hoping that certification would aid me in making the career switch,
> > it seems that this program is designed for someone that already has 3-4
> > years of professional information security experience under their belt.
> > there any other information security certification programs that a
> > like myself could use as a guide to get started?