Mastering Cyber Security - Overcoming Professional Challenges

Mastering Cyber Security - Overcoming Professional Challenges

Part 1 – Overcoming professional challenges

Despite the high demand for information security professionals, the path to a successful career in this field is not without its challenges. Those who choose to pursue a career in information security must be prepared to face a range of difficulties and obstacles, from the pressure to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and trends, to the constant threat of cyber attacks.

One of the key challenges that information security professionals face is the pressure to perform at a high level, day in and day out. Any mistake or oversight can have severe consequences, including financial losses and damage to a company's reputation. As a result, information security professionals are at a higher risk than many of burning out. We’ll talk about how to avoid this today.

Additionally, documenting everything is an essential part of the information security profession. We’ll discuss the reasons for this and give you some tips on the best way of doing it.

Part 2 – Defence in Depth Strategies

Following up on Masterclass #3, today we’re looking at some more unusual strategies for improving your defence in depth. The concept of defence in depth is critical in information security, and it involves the implementation of multiple layers of security measures to protect against potential threats and attacks. While traditional strategies such as firewalls, antivirus software and access controls are all important components of defence in depth, there are also some lesser-known strategies that can enhance the overall security posture of an organisation.