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Old 24-08-2021, 09:00 PM
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There's a few categories of cyber-security jobs that pays above 300k per year.

1) top sales in cybersecurity for a region. Usually the top sales guys or management level for a region and above. Else, average is 100k to 200k+. Again, this is for global tech companies.
2) top presales for cybersecurity in a region. Most presales are 100k-200k once again. You're usually the top guy in the region in the company for a global tech organisation.
3) engineering. Usually top person in a regional or global team for a large tech company.

There's varying pay, but usually the bigger region you cover, the more prestigious company you work for, and being the go to person inside the company usually can get 300k+.

Most of these jobs, in fact, I have gotten around 5 offers above 300k, and all are via headhunters who work for these large tech or large cybersecurity companies. Interviews are generally very hard and need to spend a lot of time on it. Feel free to ask any other questions and I'll try to give my perspective.
1) How many years of experience do you have (maybe can elaborate on your role progression)?
2) What certs do you have and which one open the most doors for you (other than CISSP)?
3) You mentioned that interviews are generally very hard, can you elaborate more on the interviews, what kind of questions should one expect?

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Old 24-08-2021, 09:11 PM
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I work for Google cybersecurity team.

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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.

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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?

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Old 25-08-2021, 12:29 PM
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anyone here know about cybersecurity career in LTA in terms of salary, progression, benefits, etc. ? the CISO there seems popular haha

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Old 25-08-2021, 02:26 PM
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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 ?
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Old 07-09-2021, 01:17 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 13-09-2021, 11:37 AM
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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.
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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".
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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
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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.
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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"?
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