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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 4.0

Boosting

Abstract

Boosting is what we call the process by which you can gain skills outside of your regular job. Boosting isn’t required to land a good job in information security, but it is an edge. Such edges include writing and getting published, software development and getting distributed, evangelist/advocate, original research, public speaking, community involvement, and volunteering at conferences and user groups.

Keywords

personal development
learning/do/teach
volunteering

Introduction

“Boosting” is what we call the process by which you can gain skills outside of your regular job. Boosting isn’t required to land a good job in information security, but it can help a lot. The goal isn’t to demonstrate why you are the best choice ...

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