Breaking IN: A Practical Guide To Starting A Career In Information Security

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Are you NEW to the Information Security field?

LOST trying to figure a way to get a job as a Security Analyst?

OVERWHELMED by all the information out there and not sure where to start?

Can't afford $$$$ for certifications?

If so, this book is for you.

In this book, you will learn:

  • The Information Security Culture
  • Different jobs in the Information Security Field
  • The passion needed to be successful in the field
  • What life is like as an Information Security Professional
  • How to find the information you're looking for
  • Next steps to educate yourself

This book is designed to be the first book on your journey into a career in Information Security.This book is for:

  • Those looking for a career in Information Security
  • Those looking to service the Information Security industry and want to understand more about it
  • Those who have been given the responsibility of Infosec (accidentally or not) and would like a primer on it

From the Author:

I have been asked time and again how to get into the field. If you sat me down for a couple hours, this is exactly what I would say. I tried to make this book as concise as possible so that it's easy to consume. Everyone's experience is different, so it's hard to put you in a mold, which is why I have the podcast to go along with it. The Podcast is a free resource anyone in the world can use to learn from other's experiences.

Ayman Elsawah is the Host of the Getting Into Infosec Podcast (

I’m so excited you are reading this book! It's a great time to get into cyber security. I believe that our society has undergone a few major revolutions over time. The first being the industrial revolutions, then the electrical age, and we’re currently in a technological revolution. Each of these phases have ushered in major changes that forever altered everyone on earth. There is no option to step to the side and watch the technological revolution from the sidelines. We’re in the data stream whether we want to be or not. And you have not only decided to jump in but to make a career out of it. I'm glad you're here.

I first met Ayman in 2018 at DEFCON in Las Vegas. We both had the same ambition; to write a book about getting a job in information security. I ended up getting busy with making a podcast and never got around to the book, but Ayman followed through with his promise and desires. Not only that, he followed up with this updated edition. And throughout the years I've recommended his book to hundreds if not thousands of people who are interested in starting their career in cyber security or getting ahead in it. It's been very useful to a lot of people already and I'm so happy to have such a great resource to recommend to people. 

In this book, you will learn about the different types of cybersecurity jobs available, the skills and qualifications required for each role, and the best ways to prepare for a career in this field. You will also gain valuable insights into the job market and learn how to stand out from other candidates when applying for cybersecurity positions.

I believe that this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity. Whether you are a recent graduate, a seasoned professional, or simply curious about this exciting field, this book will provide you with the information and guidance you need to succeed.

May the road ahead of you be exciting and fulfilling.


Jack Rhysider

Creator of Darknet Diaries

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