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The InfoSec Career Podcast

Author: Jason Wood - Security professional and instructor

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Want to get into information security, but are trying to figure out how? Or are you looking at how to advance your career in information security? This podcast is the place to be. We meet with experienced security professionals to talk about how they got into security, what they would recommend now, and what they look for in job candidates.
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Carrie Roberts shares some incredible experiences that she has had moving into security. She has gone from being a mechanical engineer for HP to now working for Walmart on their blue team. The changes that she has made have had a huge impact on her and her family. You will definitely want to listen to this episode.
Michael Santarcangelo comes back in this episode of the podcast.  Michael and I have had a number of conversations since he first came on the show and we wanted to share some of the things we have been discussing.  In this episode we are discussing the struggles of being in security management and how to overcome them.
Tim Medin is the founder of Red Siege and a Principal Instructor for SANS.  Tim Medin shares how he started doing security research and eventually got to his work with Kerberoasting.  It’s a process that requires persistence and a lot of “failures” before the success comes.  He’s an incredibly talented person and is extremely easy to talk to.  I think you’ll be able to hear that as you listen to this episode.   As always, please subscribe and share with others!
If you are a developer and are wondering if there is a place for you in security, check out this episode.  James Jardine, of Jardine Software, joins us to talk about what interested him in security and how he carved out his place in the field.  I’ve known James for a long time and he’s got a lot of great experiences to share.   As always, please subscribe and share with others!
Eric Johnson is a principal security engineer with Puma Security and comes on the show to discuss his path from developer to security. One of the things he shared today was how collaboration with others has helped him and how important his mentors were to him.  I really liked how this aspect of our conversation developed.   As always, please subscribe and share with others!
Tom Eston, senior manager of penetration testing at Veracode, joins us in this episode to talk about how his career began and how he moved into management. There are a number of challenges that come with going from being a team member to leading a team. I really enjoyed Tom's telling how that worked for him and what he's learned in the process.   As always, please subscribe and share with others!
In this episode, we welcome Chris Traynor to the show! Chris is newer to the security field and tells us about his transition to security by accepting a job at a company in an extreme crisis. Hear about how he made the switch when he started working at post-breach Equifax!   As always, please subscribe and share with others!
In this episode, we welcome Ed Skoudis to the show! Ed shares his thoughts on the need to always be learning and some tips on how to learn more deeply. He also shares a bit about this year's Holiday Hack Challenge.  Prepare for KringleCon 2!   Please subscribe and share with others!
In this episode, Jason speaks with Robin Wood, aka @DigiNinja. Robin shares his path from developer to becoming a penetration tester. This included being told no several times when he got started and how he kept going. He also explains how he learns new things by developing tools and writing some excellent blog posts.   Please subscribe and share with others!
In this episode of the show, Jason speaks with Kevin Johnson, CEO of Secure Ideas.  Kevin shares how his career developed, the benefits of networking, and more.   Please subscribe and share with others!
In this episode of the show, Jason speaks with Michael Santarcangelo, the owner of Security Catalyst. Michael has a number of great insights to share as we discuss his experiences and observations from working in security. I always enjoy talking to Michael because of his method of asking questions to find answers and his willingness to share with others. I hope you enjoy and learn from this conversation as much as I did.   Please subscribe and share with others!
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