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What sort of anomalies would you look for to identify a compromised system?

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I used a whiteboard to draw out a basic network architecture including security technologies like IPS/IDS, Firewalls, AV, etc, and described the type of traffic and logs I could use to identify a compromised system.

They are so rigid in their interview process that I beleive they overlook talent and are focused on people passing Dr. Mercer's tests

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Technical: Prior experience with cyber security tool kits (vulnerability scanning, active exploitation, etc.). Some DoD-specific defense toolkit questions. Network knowledge, protocol-specific questions on encryption. Explain network topology/infrastructure experience. Defensive security suite questions (AV, security appliances, etc.). Personality questions: How do you handle difficult co-workers/egos in the workplace. Explain moments where you've been a leader in the workforce without being asked to lead/were in a formal leadership position. Other typical behavior/personality questions.

questions regarding the RMF process which is fairly new to the Department of Defense which had been DIACAP focused.

Explain what information is added to a packet at each stop of the 7 layer OSI model.

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Describe the Risk Management Framework process and a project where you successfully implemented compliance with RMF.

Standard personality type questions, how do you handle a difficult co-worker, etc.

13. What’s the difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA?

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Why should we hire you , why El Paso Electric ? Witch cyber security systems do you know ? What was your last big challenge ? How would your co-workers describe your personality ?

what activities you were involved with outside of classes?

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