Beginner’s Guide to Information Security: Kickstart your security career with insight from InfoSec experts

“The Beginner’s Guide to Information Security” offers insight and resources to help readers embark on a career in one of the 21st century’s most important—and potentially lucrative—fields. Maybe you want to move into information security from IT, say, from a developer or system administrator role. Or maybe you just graduated with your bachelor’s or master’s degree. Whatever your education or prior experience, this book can offer you a great start, with advice from real people who are working in the InfoSec field.
It starts off with some chapters that cover ways to learn about information security, maybe pick up a certification or two, find out about job opportunities, and then, hopefully, snag a job. “The Beginner’s Guide” also delves deeper into InfoSec topics, helping readers master key skills like knowing how to protect a network, respond to a security incident, and educate users so they’re part of the security solution—not the problem. The final chapters focus on “big picture” issues such as women in security, and where InfoSec may be heading in the future.
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