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    Question IT Security Job?

    Hey guys and gals, where do you start to find a job in the IT Security field? What skills exactly do you need? Are there any companies that will take people that are entry-level?

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    IT managers are always looking for motivated people to start in entry level positions.
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    OK Mate, just my opinion......

    I would suggest that you search the Net for the AV sites and subscribe to their bulletin board/e-mail notifications.

    You need to know at least one of networking and a modern client/server operating system (remember that potential employers have networks!)

    Do some searching for antivirus, anti trojan, anti spyware, anti bot products and note what the do (or at least claim to). Create a little spreadsheet/database, and decide what you really need them to do?

    Get yourself a "lab" or "sacrificial goat" machine................usually a cheap ex-corporate bit of kit (I know you are watching Undertaker ....so I won't use the "b" word! ) You will need this for experimentation. Without putting your real/shared/networked system at risk.

    I know there are members who will give you a lot of good advice on books and such...........just a few extra ideas perhaps.

    I wish you luck in your quest

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    thanks for the info. Its just that I have been administering Windows/*nix systems for the last five years and I really want to get into that field. It looks so interesting. I mean I used security tools to fool around with, but I guess I need to study some more. ANybody here know of any company that hires entry level specialists right off the bat?

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    There isn't a defacto company out there who puts up a, "welcome n00bs" flag. You'll have to hit the streets and sell yourself to potential employers just like anyone else. The problem you have is that you are trying to get into a very desirable area of the IT industry when the world economy is in the crapper. We have gotten over 400 applications for an internship that pays zippo. These folks hope to get a "foot in the door" so that they have a better chance of getting hired on should a position become available during the internship.

    Anyway, I'm not trying to discourage you, but instead, give you a pulse for what is happening right now.

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    You could try one of the temp to hire companies like Volt or Cotelligent. There are many in all the major cities.
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    Mr lucifer,

    I remain by my original suggestions.........you have now told us that you have an admin track record that is noteable?..........I would interview you, but I would want to know what you had to offer above the other 20 candidates...............that is where the research into scumware and threats pays off?

    just my 0.02 worth

    good luck

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    thanks guys for all the info

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    Cool New Security Jobs Avail in Richmond, VA

    [glowpurple]Security Jobs[/glowpurple]

    Both of these positions are located in Richmond,VA. Both of these are contract to direct you would be a contractor for a period of 6 months then be converted to a perm employee.

    Please send your resume to cmbelz@comcast.net.

    Security Administrator........Salary range is up to 55K

    Under the direction of the LAN manager, monitors, evaluates and maintains systems and procedures to protect the data systems and networks from unauthorized usage and/or system vulnerabilities. Job Responsibilites include:Manage projects to upgrade servers and applications to latest service packs as applicable, maintaining exception lists. Update server and workstation patch recommendations for systems based on criticality and/or vulnerability impact.Review Qualys Vulnerability Scan results on weekly basis and provide reports on new threats, existing vulnerabilities and improvements in our security posture.
    Manage process to deploy service packs and patch upgrades to resources nationwide to maintain strong security posture.

    Experience with administration of an enterprise network environment including strong knowledge of Active Directory, network protocols and operating systems.
    Experience with Vulnerability Assessment, Intrusion Detection, Firewalls, ACLs, port filtering, and DMZ strategies. Experience with SSL web site encryption.
    Experience with Systems Management Server, software distribution, MSI packages and automated installations.
    Knowledge of PKI, certificate authorities, smartcards and other authentication architectures. Knowledge of VPNs and Remote Access technologies. Good communication skills both oral and written. Two years post high school education with an emphasis on computer science, with at least three years experience of enterprise support in a technical environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with enterprise systems, operating systems and applications, knowledge of security architectures, knowledge of WAN/LAN networks required.
    Knowledge of Citrix and Terminal Services. Microsoft certification is highly desirable.

    Security Team Lead........Salary range up to 70K

    Under the direction of the LAN manager, monitors, evaluates and maintains systems and procedures to protect the data systems and networks from unauthorized usage and/or system vulnerabilities. Job responsibilities include:Manages formal security projects and develops team to accomplish goals and objectives. Participates in Security Committee.
    Manage projects to upgrade servers and applications to latest service.Update server and workstation patch recommendations for systems based on criticality and/or vulnerability impact. Update server and workstation patch recommendations for systems based on criticality and/or vulnerability impact. Review and report on compliance. Develop and maintain Public Key Infrastructure. Review Qualys Vulnerability Scan results on weekly basis and provide reports on new threats, existing vulnerabilities and improvements in our security posture.
    Manage process to deploy service packs and patch upgrades to resources nationwide to maintain strong security posture.


    Strong leadership skills. Experience with leading a team of local and remote coworkers to accomplish projects, meet deadlines and provide status to management.
    Experience with project management, task delegation and follow up. Experience with administration of an enterprise network environment including strong knowledge of Active Directory, network protocols and operating systems.
    Experience with Vulnerability Assessment, Intrusion Detection, Firewalls, ACLs, port filtering, and DMZ strategies. Experience with SSL web site encryption.
    Experience with Systems Management Server, software distribution, MSI packages and automated installations.
    Knowledge of PKI, certificate authorities, smartcards and other authentication architectures. Knowledge of VPNs and Remote Access technologies. Good communication skills both oral and written.
    Knowledge of Citrix and Terminal Services. Microsoft certification is highly desirable. Two years post high school education with an emphasis on computer science, with at least three years experience of enterprise support in a technical environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with enterprise systems, operating systems and applications, knowledge of security architectures, knowledge of WAN/LAN networks, and current Windows operating system and system administration are required.

    http://www.richmondjobs.org

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