Professional Development (In General)
Here are tips to improve yourself as a professional. Following this path with make you more
effective in your current role. Pursuit of professional development will also help prepare you for
a future role and the benefits and rewards that come along with it.
Information Security Professional
Many people seek advice for how to become an Information Security (InfoSec) Professional. This page
grew out of e-mail to them and continues to change over time.
Time Management – Control and Efficiency
If your calendar is booked solid and e-mail fills your inbox, a time management system is necessary
to maintain order, improve productivity and maintain a healthy work-life balance. This approach
includes traditional time management techniques blended with pursuit of longer-term goals and
This PowerPoint slide is a good way to visually document a communications plan. If you find it of
interest, start with a piece of paper for ease of use. Write your initials in the center of the
paper and draw three circles around them.
How to Get Promoted
This page focuses on what you need to execute or deliver on to demonstrate leadership. It also
provides leadership qualities and practical advice to help prove you are 'ready now' for promotion.
Job Search Portfolio
This page focuses on how to prepare a job search portfolio. It includes tips for completing a
resume, a career profile slide and how to pull it all together in a portfolio.
Travel Tips: Local, In-Country and International
The need to travel often comes with short notice or when you're busy and do not have much time to prepare. This page
provides a proactive approach to travel, along with recommendations for gear and a checklist you can customize to your needs.
The end result should be travel with convenience and minimal discomfort.
Preparing for the RSA Security Conference
The greatest values of the RSA conference are knowledge gained from the sessions, exposure to emerging security technologies on the expo floor, catching up with colleagues and making new connections. You need to prepare well in advance to make the most of the conference and after-hours activities.
Security Alerts and Threat Data (the Short List)
This content was created in response to a friend who asked for "the short list" of resources I use to keep current on security news and the threat landscape.