Last updated at Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:37:06 GMT

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in security? Or have you already started one, and you’re wondering what it will take to get to the next level? Perhaps you have been in the security field for a long time, and it’s starting to feel a little stale?

Regardless of where you are in your journey, we’ve put together a helpful guide full of valuable information and real-world anecdotes about what it means to pursue this dynamic and challenging vocation.

Free eBook: Defining Your Career Path as a Security Professional

Breaking into information security and finding a niche that suits your unique personality, skills, and interests, can be challenging. It’s helpful to hear from people who have been there and done that—who have navigated the choppy waters with success.

In this eBook, we offer you a clearer picture of what it means to build a career in security, what potential paths look like, and how to handle some of the bumps along the way. We’ll share with you what a career in security looks like, whether you follow the “typical” track or whether to explore a more unique path, and advice from these seasoned security pros:

  • Chris Sanders: Founder, Applied Network Defense and Rural Technology Fund
  • Deidre Diamond: Founder and CEO, CyberSN and #brainbabe
  • Scott Roberts: Manager of Security Incident Response, GitHub

These experts share their wisdom and anecdotes about their time in the trenches, as well as advice for those just now embarking. Along with our own in-house security pros, you’ll get a glimpse into how they have shaped their own careers and what they suggest for those exploring a career as a security professional.