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  • Career management 101 for information security pros

    Eight questions to help information security professionals determine if their career is on the right track. 

  • Opinion: What is a security professional, anyway?

    The problem with information security certifications isn't that they're being offered to those without experience, writes Pete Herzog. The real issue is that security pros are often measured by their test-taking skills, not their ability to apply wha... 

  • For students with 'learnability,' a future in IT via India

    Add the Indian IT powerhouse Infosys to the list of companies recruiting at American colleges this year. The fast-growing company sees a diverse workforce as its future. Some American students see a passage to India as a passport to a better job back... 

  • Opinion: 'Student' CISSPs put cert's value in jeopardy

    Contributor Sean Walberg says it's a mistake for colleges to offer security certifications along with undergraduate degrees because it's a disservice to the students and dilutes the value of the cert. 

  • Military students get lesson in cyberwarfare

    Students from the nation's most recognized military academies recently took part in a contest that not only tested their network defense skills, but also gave them a taste of real-world information security. 

  • Opinion: Military security legacy is one of innovation, integrity

    In response to a recent column criticizing corporate use of military security guidelines, infosec pro Norman Beznoska Jr. says corporate America has borrowed much of its technology from the armed forces, and could still stand to learn a thing or two.... 

  • PING: State Department's Jane Scott Norris

    In an interview with Information Security magazine, Jane Scott Norris, Department of State's first CISO, offers some insight on what it takes to become a CISO. 

  • Advice from the pros: What infosec newbies need to know

    Security practitioners discuss what you should know about the security industry before embarking on an information security career. 

  • Security survivor all stars explain their worst data breaches

    Five executives clean up after some of the worst breaches in recent memory. They'll tell you how to outwit, outplay and outlast the bad guys. Plus, read features on risk methodologies and mobile security policies. 

  • Infosec pros need to get 'physical'

    Many attack scenarios put cyber and physical assets in equal peril, but security pros say it can be tough getting departments in those arenas to work as one defensive force.