Network security professionals?

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  1. MaxMouse

    MaxMouse New Member

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    I'm looking to get into computer and network security after I finish up my comp sci degree next year.

    I'm looking into doing a masters degree specializing in computer security and I've found two programs offered by this University.

    http://www.scis.ecu.edu.au/future/courses/Graduate/coursework/m_csec.aspx
    http://www.scis.ecu.edu.au/future/courses/Graduate/coursework/m_cns.aspx

    I'd like to know if these programs look like they are good quality and if they would be sufficient enough for me to get a start in the security field.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    The programs look interesting, but I've never heard of that university (And I'm from Australia...).

    edit: Oh it's in Perth, that'd be why I wouldn't have heard of it.

    Your location says Toronto, why would you come to Perth to do that kind of course? Surely there are some comparable ones closer to you?

    edit2: The security field is hugely about experience and who you know, at least in Melbourne. Obviously more paper MAY get you a better look in than someone who has none, but someone with a bit of experience will generally be taken over you every time. Also the major certifications require like 2+ years industry experience before you can ever take them, so just be aware :)
     
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  4. MaxMouse

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    They are online programs, so I wouldn't have to leave home.

    In terms of experience. I know that experience is the major component companies are looking for, but I was just looking for something to give me some knowledge to get my foot in the door at an entry level position.
     
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    Here's a quick rundown of current IT security theory:
    1) Make users change their password every 15 days.
    2) Make users remember a new password for each system and tell them they'll be fired if they write it down.
    3) Disable all email attachments
    4) Filter all email except internal email or a user requested whitelist
    5) Declare your system secure because users can't do anything.

    :rolleyes:
     

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