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CISSP For Dummies, 4th Edition by Peter Gregory, Lawrence Miller

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Pursue Security Excellence

We think that the best way to succeed in a security career is to pursue excellence every day, regardless of whether you’re already in your dream security job or just starting out.

The pursuit of excellence may sound like a lofty or vague term, but you can make a difference every day by doing the following:

check.png Do your best job daily. No matter what you do for a living, be the very best at it.

check.png Maintain a positive outlook. Happiness and job satisfaction are due in large part to your attitude. Having a good attitude helps make each day better and helps you to do a better job. Because optimism is contagious, your positive outlook will encourage your co-workers, and pretty soon everyone will be whistling, humming, or whatever they do when they like their jobs.

check.png Improve yourself. Take the time to read about security practices, advances, developments, and changes in the industry. Try to figure out how innovation in the industry can help you and your organization reduce risk even more, with less effort.

check.png Understand your value. Take the time to understand how your work ...

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