I would like to know if any one has CEH or CSA certs and were they able to get a Computer seucirty job with not much experience.
What would be some other cert that would come in more than handy like some cisco or linux certs.
Lets consider this. I have a company I value, have a lot of money invested in and deals with sensitive information. Does it sound like a good idea to hire some one with "not much experiance"I would like to know if any one has CEH or CSA certs and were they able to get a Computer seucirty job with not much experience.
A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.
The best you can do is something like:
I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.
I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.
Have you tried applying for internships?
All the intern/entry level security jobs I've seen so far require a junior level in a security focused major and current enrollement in a security program. I'm sure there are smaller companies that would hire for sub-standard wages and more or less out of desperation. But, as Pureh@te said, people in netsec hold all the keys and know all the secrets.
Employers won't hire just anyone.
Employers want people with good ethics, it's plain and simple. Those people that feel ethics don't come into play can think about it while they're asking "do you want fries with that?".
Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69