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Getting into Information Assurance Careers June 2, 2015

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March coverI have had a number of folks email me asking about becoming an InfoSec worker so I am writing this post to (hopefully) help those who are interested.  In 2001, I landed in InfoSec by pure luck and I have never looked back.  It is an amazing field and a great career path.  First..for some marketing.  According to the InfoSec Institute, the average CISSP Salary in 2014 is over $100,000 per year.  In 2013 there were 209,000 job postings for CyberSecurity Jobs and it is estimated that in 2015, there are 40,000 more jobs than people to take them.  In short, it is a very high demand field.

InfoSec?  CyberSecurity? Information Assurance?  WHAT?

It is even confusing to me sometimes.  At a high level I use the term Information Assurance as it encompasses all of the elements of protecting data.  This includes data security (protecting data), CyberSecurity (protecting the systems, and infrastructure), Privacy (appropriate use of information) and Compliance (ensuring your company complies with relevant regulations) and Risk Management (evaluating the security risk of your organization).  While this short post does not allow for a more comprehensive overview, these are the generic ‘pillars’ that we consider.

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New Role – AT&T Consulting PCI Practice Lead! January 4, 2013

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HeadshotChris2013_COMPI am proud to announce that as of January 3, 2013 I have accepted and started a new position with AT&T Consulting.  I am the new PCI Practice Lead directing the PCI DSS auditing and consulting efforts within AT&T.  I am excited to work with the most experienced, professional PCI DSS experts and QSAs in the industry.   I have had frequent opportunity to interact with the AT&T PCI team over the years and have been consistently impressed with their technical expertise and professionalism.  Their industry leading services are testament to the quality of the team and the leadership that preceded me in this role.   Please feel free to contact me if you have any PCI DSS needs!

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