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October 2005

Secure Reads: InfoSec Career Hacking

InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul By Aaron W. Bayles, Ed Brindley, James C. Foster, Chris Hurley and Johnny Long Syngress,, 441 pages, $39.95 A surprising number of security pros enter the corporate world each year with little to no idea how it works. Drop them at any shell prompt, and they'll quickly master an unfamiliar operating system, but ask them to write an effective rÉsumÉ or plan a meeting, and suddenly they're alone in the dark. InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul is like a corporate GPS to successfully navigate the hazards of an infosecurity career. @exb InfoSec Career Hacking: Sell Your Skillz, Not Your Soul @exe This is a book for geeks, and if that term sounds insulting, find another book. The authors make it no secret that the intended audience revels in their geekdom. Most concepts are expressed in terms calculated to put fledgling light-side hackers at ease, like the "don't trip the sensors" method of blending in with a professional environment; mostly ...

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Features in this issue

  • Security Seven Awards

    Seven winners. Seven verticals. Countless achievements.
    Education: Dave Dittrich
    Financial Services: Christofer Hoff
    Telecommunications: Edward Amoroso
    Government: Charles McGann
    Energy: Richard Jackson
    Manufacturing: Hans-Ottmar Beckmann
    Health Care: Patrick Heim
    Profiles by Michael S. Mimoso, Bill Brenner, Herman Mehling, Susan Hildreth, Mark Baard

  • Antispyware: Blue Coat Systems' Spyware Interceptor SI-1

    Blue Coat Systems' Spyware Interceptor SI-1

  • SQL Server 2005 Premieres

    Next month, Microsoft adds a star-studded cast of security features to its database system.

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