Security Auditor

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Kevin Koo, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. Kevin Koo

    Kevin Koo Guest

    I'm one of the guys who are very interested in security field.

    I've been thinking the path of security auditor as my final destination.
    But I don't know what should be the first step for it.
    As a matter of fact, I passed CISA(Certified Informaiton System Auditor
    hosted by ISACA) exam last year but still it needs 5 years more career in
    practical business to get the real certification. Or what else carrer is
    helpful for me to become security auditor sooner or later?

    I don't have any special portfolio yet. How can I show my advantage over
    security field?
    Any guidance or advice will be pretty appreciated.
    Kevin Koo, Feb 1, 2005
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  2. Kevin:

    Having recently been banged around a bit on account of some security issues,
    my advise is that you go out and get yourself a copy of Hacking Exposed (the
    latest edition) and start playing with all sorts of utilities.

    You can get this certification and that, which is always good, however, I
    hope you can use the following experience as food for thought.

    I went out and got my MCSE. By the skin of my chinny chin chin I was able
    to squeak by when they were about to retire the NT4 certs. So there I am,
    all warm and fuzzy about having this cert and blah blah.

    Fast forward and I had an interview with a security firm, of all things and
    the first words out of my mouth were that I just got my MCSE and yadda
    yadda. I could have told the guy that I had just purchased a ticket to a
    Redsox game and have gotten a stronger reaction.

    I think that its a lot about what you know and when it comes to something
    like security, I think that being able to do things is more important than a

    But thats just my 2 cents worth.

    Best wishes in your pursuits.

    Curious George
    Curious George, Feb 2, 2005
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