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cyberbible 24-08-2021 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 181094)
I work for Google cybersecurity team.

Short intro,

Grad from NTU CS degree, interned at google data center for 6 months. Converted to security engineer then Google Security Cloud specialist. When I was 15 I created runescape bots, around 16-17 I created dll injectors for popular games... ( maplestory, etc ). So I was quite into it before I even entered uni.

anyway
Current pay: 14.5k ( annual around 200k+ with bonuses ), started at 6k when I first join
YOE: 5+ years

Every morning I'll do some quick devops task, check servers etc. Then I'll pen-test intern projects and teach them. By noon I'll have a few meetings and discuss with teams. for the most part i deal with vulnerabilities related to google services. google maps etc.

( here's a funny story, google maps used to leak people's real time location... so paparazzis would always use them to track celebrities. fixed in mid 2020 alr. )

Nice share. Could you share about Google's interview process for cybersecurity team? Everyone knows about the stringent interview process for software engineers in FAANG and how to prepare for it such as grinding leetcodes. What will I expect for the interviews for cybersecurity team in FAANG?

Unregistered 25-08-2021 12:29 PM

anyone here know about cybersecurity career in LTA in terms of salary, progression, benefits, etc. ? the CISO there seems popular haha

Unregistered 25-08-2021 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 181094)
I work for Google cybersecurity team.

Short intro,

Grad from NTU CS degree, interned at google data center for 6 months. Converted to security engineer then Google Security Cloud specialist. When I was 15 I created runescape bots, around 16-17 I created dll injectors for popular games... ( maplestory, etc ). So I was quite into it before I even entered uni.

anyway
Current pay: 14.5k ( annual around 200k+ with bonuses ), started at 6k when I first join
YOE: 5+ years

Every morning I'll do some quick devops task, check servers etc. Then I'll pen-test intern projects and teach them. By noon I'll have a few meetings and discuss with teams. for the most part i deal with vulnerabilities related to google services. google maps etc.

( here's a funny story, google maps used to leak people's real time location... so paparazzis would always use them to track celebrities. fixed in mid 2020 alr. )

Is there a regional security team in Singapore ? Or itís based out of US only ?

Unregistered 07-09-2021 01:17 PM

Hedge Fund SOC vs Govt SOC
 
Currently working as a vendor at a soc for one of the government agencies. Just joined 3 months back. However I realized that the work is here pretty administrative and we donít really do any forensics/investigative work.

Few days ago I received an opportunity to join a hedge fund as a SOC analyst. Would it be better for me to join them? I think that I could learn much more there considering theyíre among the top targets for cyber attacks. Work includes me being part of the IR team and do a bit of threat hunting. Pay is also better but I realize it may not look good for me to leave early as Iím at risk of getting blacklisted.

Context: Fresh grad who just graduated few months back. Iím thinking which place is better for my learning and which looks better on the resume.

Unregistered 13-09-2021 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 182312)
Currently working as a vendor at a soc for one of the government agencies. Just joined 3 months back. However I realized that the work is here pretty administrative and we donít really do any forensics/investigative work.

Few days ago I received an opportunity to join a hedge fund as a SOC analyst. Would it be better for me to join them? I think that I could learn much more there considering theyíre among the top targets for cyber attacks. Work includes me being part of the IR team and do a bit of threat hunting. Pay is also better but I realize it may not look good for me to leave early as Iím at risk of getting blacklisted.

Context: Fresh grad who just graduated few months back. Iím thinking which place is better for my learning and which looks better on the resume.

Just go. No point staying doing something you don't like when a better opportunity presents itself.
You can just leave the 3 mth off your resume.

Unregistered 13-09-2021 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 181161)
anyone here know about cybersecurity career in LTA in terms of salary, progression, benefits, etc. ? the CISO there seems popular haha

Decent salary for good work life balance. Progression as per most public service roles is mainly time based on "years in service".

Unregistered 15-09-2021 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 181161)
anyone here know about cybersecurity career in LTA in terms of salary, progression, benefits, etc. ? the CISO there seems popular haha

he will remain popular but you will not as you will be learning all the wrong things there

Unregistered 28-09-2021 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 181161)
anyone here know about cybersecurity career in LTA in terms of salary, progression, benefits, etc. ? the CISO there seems popular haha

The CISO left recently.

Unregistered 01-10-2021 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 183140)
he will remain popular but you will not as you will be learning all the wrong things there

what do you mean by "learning all the wrong things there"?

Unregistered 01-10-2021 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by cyberbible (Post 181109)
Nice share. Could you share about Google's interview process for cybersecurity team? Everyone knows about the stringent interview process for software engineers in FAANG and how to prepare for it such as grinding leetcodes. What will I expect for the interviews for cybersecurity team in FAANG?

what is a FAANG?


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