What it Takes to Make it in Information Security Today

Career Insights from Srinvivas Mukkamala of New Mexico Tech.

Education, skills, experience - what exactly does it take to make it in an information security career today?

Srinivas Mukkamala, an educator and practitioner, offers unique insight on:

The necessary mindset for an information security professional;
What are the baseline skills?
How to keep skills sharp.

Mukkamala, one of CAaNES' owners and its interim-Director of Operations, is a senior research scientist with ICASA (Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis, a statutory research division of New Mexico Tech performing work on information technology, information assurance, and analysis and protection of critical infrastructures as complex interdependent systems) and Adjunct Faculty of the Computer Science Department of New Mexico Tech. He leads a team of information assurance (IA) "first responders" who are deployed at the request of various government agencies and financial institutions around the state of New Mexico to perform vulnerability analysis, information system security audits, network analysis and forensic incident analysis. He has a patent pending on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing Same.

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