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Beginner's Guide To Information Security: Kickstart Your Security Career With Insight From InfoSec Experts

"The Beginner’s Guide to Information Security" offers insight and resources to help readers embark on a career in one of the 21st century’s most important—and potentially lucrative—fields. Maybe you want to move into information security from IT, say, from a developer or system administrator role. Or maybe you just graduated with your bachelor’s or master’s degree. Whatever your education or prior experience, this book can offer you a great start, with advice from real people who are working in the InfoSec field. It starts off with some chapters that cover ways to learn about information security, maybe pick up a certification or two, find out about job opportunities, and then, hopefully, snag a job. "The Beginner’s Guide" also delves deeper into InfoSec topics, helping readers master key skills like knowing how to protect a network, respond to a security incident, and educate users so they’re part of the security solution—not the problem. The final chapters focus on “big picture” issues such as women in security, and where InfoSec may be heading in the future. The book’s content has been crowdsourced from members of, the independent online community of InfoSec professionals. Peerlyst users share their real-world knowledge every day and build their reputation as experts in the security space. Order the "Beginner’s Guide to Information Security" now to join them!

File Size: 2440 KB

Print Length: 69 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Peerlyst, Inc. (August 4, 2016)

Publication Date: August 4, 2016

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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I just got my copy of this book. I love the fact that they have brought together experts in each field to give their advice. Having read through the book it seems a comprehensive guide to anyone who is looking to kickstart a cyber security career.Authors volunteered their time and all profits go to charity so do yourself a favor, pick up the book and help give your career a bump whilst knowing you are helping a charity that fights online harassment.

The book is logically arranged and covers some of the major concerns that any newcomer into information security would face. Each chapter is written by industry experts thus creating a collection of useful advice and suggestions to jumpstart a career into information security. The book not only covers basics of getting started, but also touches on areas like relevant industry certifications, recruiter's mindset while hiring an infosec professional, attending/volunteering for conferences etc.Chapters on cryptography and Data protection somehow appeared in the middle section which was a bit of turn down. It could have been placed later in the book. Apart from that, everything else is just the right material for people who are looking to begin their career into information security.

This is a great resource if you’re in the security field—or thinking about putting a toe in those waters. Between the content you get from the contributors and the links they provide so readers can delve into topics like basic network security and incident response, this e-book provides a lot of information. It’s also a good place to get security-specific career advice on everything from hunting down job opportunities to working with a recruiter. The chapters come from a range of different contributors—all InfoSec pros, so you’re getting real perspective from real experts.

I received a review copy of this book and feel that it is a great book for anyone that is considering, pursuing or has a career in the INFOSEC field. It provides good insight into a variety of areas related to INFOSEC. This book is packed full of useful links ranging from forums, blogs, educational websites and other books to try and help the readers to gain a solid understanding of INFOSEC and to point them in the right direction in multiple areas of INFOSEC. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in INFOSEC.

I received a preview copy. Great informative book for someone who is new to or wants to get into the INFOSEC field. At 56 pages and 11 micro chapters the introductory reader learns what it takes to enter the field as well as providing some of the basic concepts in that field. Overall a great book, to bad its not longer.

The job-seeking advice in the first chapters would be useful if you’re just out of school or transitioning into the field. For me, the most useful part were the chapters on dealing with issues like breaches and promoting security awareness. Cuz let’s face it…users are the weakest link!

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