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BLOG: So you want to be an info security expert?

Wilson Wong | Aug. 27, 2012
Information security experts are the gatekeepers of an organisation’s network, information systems and technology framework. What does it take to become one?

At the end of a base level training and certification course, candidates will walk away with one very important skill - the ability to starting thinking like a hacker.

To think like a hacker, is sometimes to act like a hacker too. It's a necessary evil if you want to stay ahead of the bad guys. I'm not saying use your skills for malicious purposes; use this knowledge as part of your strategy to be a successful information security expert.

The ability to stay up to date with technologies and potential threats will play a large role in how successful you will be too. Anyone who's involved in this niche industry will tell you the same. Technology evolves rapidly, your knowledge must too.

Wilson Wong is the managing director of EC-Council Asia Pacific - one of the leading providers for global certification programmes and services. Wilson is a strong advocate of information security systems and practices and is proud to be part of the industry's growth for the past decade. EC-Council Asia Pacific is also the organiser of the annual Hacker Halted Asia Pacific.



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