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Insights from a Cybersecurity Professional

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Overview

Interested in a career in IT security? Get insights from an expert. We interview Mike Chapple about the career path of the cybersecurity professional.

What is it like to work in the IT security industry? Mike Chapple is an information security expert with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Here he shares insights on what it takes to detect, prevent, and combat cyber attacks and other security breaches in today's complex and diverse technological landscape—and find a job doing it. In this interview-style course, Mike answers questions such as…

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
1. Your Career
  • How did you get into the security field?
  • How does your experience influence your personal security practices?
2. Careers in Security
  • What would you say to someone considering a Cybersecurity career?
  • What’s the appeal of working in cybersecurity?
  • What are a security professional’s main responsibilities?
  • What are entry-level security positions like?
  • How does someone break into this field?
  • What career opportunities exist in cybersecurity?
3. Security Incidents
  • Is an incident a career-ending problem for a security professional?
  • How can organizations prevent incidents?
4. Security in Business
  • How is security different in government, business, and education?
  • Security and business goals often conflict. How do you handle that?
  • What do you do when conflicts exist and leaders want to push ahead?
5. Compliance
  • What role should the government play in cybersecurity?
  • What role does compliance play in cybersecurity?
6. Cloud Computing
  • How secure is cloud computing?
  • Who is responsible for security in the cloud?
  • What are some of the key controls in the cloud?
7. The Future of Security
  • Where do you see cybersecurity in 5 years?

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