Struggles Starting an InfoSec Career

3 common struggles starting an InfoSec career

In his first post with InfoSecJon.com, Medjay tells his story of his journey so far. He begins the story as a campus police officer, dreaming of a career in InfoSec. Medjay tried and failed to pass the CompTIA Sec+ but did not let that discourage him. He faced the 3 common struggles starting an InfoSec […]

hacking

Different types of hackers explained

To the average person, the word “hacker” evokes an image of a kid in a hoodie pounding away on a keyboard in front of several monitors in their parent’s basement. It might also invoke scenes from some of the popular hacker themed movies like War Games (1983), Hackers (1995), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo […]

fail to succeed

Fail to succeed: how I got to where I am now

Editors note:  In his first post for InfoSecJon.com, Dave Collins shares an intimate story of how he’s learned to keep on going no matter what happens and how you sometimes have to fail to succeed. In this article, I want to talk about a subject that makes people uncomfortable – failure. I’m going to share […]

free CCNA training

Free CCNA training: hubs, switches, routers

Beginning of my free CCNA training series It is important in any IT job to understand the basics of computer networking. Computer networking is a part of everything in IT, and all of the more complex technology is built from this foundation. Many issues can be solved just by knowing how computer networking functions. This […]

IT & InfoSec Troubleshooting Tools

IT & InfoSec Troubleshooting Tools

Troubleshooting Tools Are Important I covered the basic troubleshooting methodology here. In this article we will cover some basic IT & InfoSec troubleshooting tools. There are some basic command line commands that everyone should be familiar with, and they include Ping, traceroute/tracert, ipconfig/ifconfig, netstat and Nslookup. These tools should be in every IT and Infosec […]

IT job salary

Looking up IT job salary information

There is a lot of speculation out there about IT jobs salary IT job salary information can be difficult to figure out.  Many employers enforce an unwritten rule about not speaking about salaries.  The problem is it really does vary depending upon a lot of factors. Where you live is the number one determination. The […]

Network Penetration Tester track

eLearnSecurity Network Penetration Tester Track

eLearnSecurity Network Penetration Tester Track eLearnSecurity is a very diverse training site. They have many different course to choose from, but they have just released training paths. I have highlighted the path for penetration testers. Each course offering comes in three flavors called Barebone, Full, and Elite. The Barebone option will always be just the […]

IT & InfoSec Interview Questions

IT & InfoSec Interview Questions: Basic Troubleshooting

IT & InfoSec Interview Questions part 3 Troubleshooting is the most important skill anyone in any technical profession.  No matter what the job you are interviewing for is, they all require the ability to figure out problems.  At some point in your job everyday there will be problems that need to be solved.  It can […]

IT and InfoSec interview questions

IT and InfoSec basic interview questions: networking terms

IT and InfoSec basic interview questions: part two Of all of the IT and InfoSec interview questions I’ve been asked, networking terminology is very important. I have been asked about the TCP 3-way handshake, common ports and protocols, and the basics of access control lists in almost every interview. These concepts come up even in […]

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