One of the ways in which STOP. THINK. CONNECT. - which describes itself as “the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online” – works towards achieving its aims is by inviting participating partners such as ESET to offer tips and advice in the course of its frequent Twitter chats.
On October 20th, the subject of one of these events was recognising and combating cybercrime. These generally take the form of commentary from a wide range of organisations in response to specific questions.
What are some examples of cybercrime-fighting careers, and what skills are needed for a cybersecurity job?
Not that I have a secret yearning to launch a new career in careers counselling, but I do actually get asked to give such advice quite a lot, probably because people think someone as old as I am, after 30 years or so in or on the borders of the security business, must have something useful to say.
The questions we were asked were as follows:
Those seem to me to be questions that may well interest people contemplating a career path in security, and if nothing else you’ll get a wide range of viewpoints.
Article by David Harley, We Live Security