Why You Should Work in Information Security

Why You Should Work in Information Security

Rasmussen College reached out for advice on why information security is a great field to be in. My response is below. Click through to read more thoughts.


Expert Advice on Why You Should Work in Information Security … NOW


1. Working in information security is exciting, challenging and never-ending

“Information security is new unexplored territory … and this creates exciting and challenging work,” says J. Wolfgang Goerlich, vice president of consulting at VioPoint.

Information security professionals work on teams to develop tactics that will help find and solve unauthorized access as well as potential data breaches. A crucial part of the job in information security is keeping companies from having to deal with unwanted exposure.

The best information security teams, Goerlich says, are those that provide “consistent mentoring and cross-training.” He says professionals in this field must be constantly learning and sharing what they know.

“As the technology is shifting and the attacks are morphing, the career effectively is one of life-long learning,” Goerlich says.

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