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Information Security Analyst Interview Questions

"When you interview for a position as an information security analyst, you will be be asked about your experience with information security systems and given questions that test your problem solving skills. The interviewer will want to see that you have the technical knowledge and critical thinking skills to protect company data from cyber attacks and point out and fix security flaws before they can be exploited."

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What are the 7 layers of the OSI model.

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1.Physical layer 2.data link layer 3.network layer 4.transport layer 5.session layer 6.presentation layer 7.application layer

That is a SQL buffer Overflow

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What are the three biggest factors to a successful Information Security plan?

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There was not a difficult question. The process was straight forward.

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In this position, they are looking for book smarts and not for security experts. They do not care if you have IT security experience. They are looking for a person that knows the terms "Due diligence, risk mitigation, ...". A CISSP is great. People with technical skills will have a hard time getting in.

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Lots of scenario questions to test skills and experience, but more importantly if I could apply my skills. Lots of questions I couldn't answer, but they provided guidance and recognized most people couldn't answer some of their "no win" scenarios.

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what do you know about the company and why do you want to work w/ us?

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How to configure a network router from the CLI?

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Are you familiar with the software development lifecycle

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Most programmers and security personnel leave a back door or something open for future. If you had to choose one company or job that "if you suddenly turned evil" you would go back to and use that knowledge for profit or gain. Where would it be and what would you do?

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