Premium Content

Access "A career in information security is often best served by staying put"

Published: 19 Oct 2012

Information security professionals change positions with great frequency, because in our experience, they are constantly in search of new challenges and opportunities to apply their skills to solve problems. While a new position may provide this type of opportunity, in most cases information security professionals change positions prematurely. Changing positions before you are able to extract maximum value in your role can be detrimental to your career development and execution of your long term information security career plan. By leaving a position too soon, you risk forfeiting opportunities for promotions, developing new skills, or creating a brand as a risky employee (a job hopper). You could also create doubt in your abilities to execute and see a task to completion. Being viewed as an information security professional that runs from problems before they have been solved is a red flag for future employers. In many cases, your best job is the one you have; it's the place where you can best apply your skills and develop new ones. This is especially true ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Strategies for a successful data protection program
    data_protection_2014.png
    E-Handbook

    Deploying data protection technologies properly requires a lot of time and patience. While most firms can get started by using preconfigured policies...

  • Devices, data and how enterprise mobile management reconciles the two
    ISM_supp_1014.png
    E-Zine

    The bring your own device (BYOD) movement, which has flooded the enterprise with employee-owned smartphones, tablets, phablets and purse-sized ...

  • Putting security on auto-pilot: What works, what doesn't
    security_auto-pilot.png
    E-Handbook

    For so long penetration testing meant hiring an expert to use skill and savvy to try to infiltrate the company system. But, as with most ...