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Describe the differences between symmetric and asymmetric encryption, and scenarios where one is more appropriate then the other.

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Not that difficult if you understand symmetric (private key) vs. asymmetric encryption (public key).

What would you do if you see two guests fighting on the floor.

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What is the best procedure to take if you see someone suspicious lurking in the vicinity.

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What are the 7 layers of the OSI model.

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That is a SQL buffer Overflow

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The most difficult question I was asked concerned my availability to work odd shifts on short notice.

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

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

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I was asked about XSS, SQL Injection, Tools I have used for pen testing.

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During the technical interview, the second interview asked, "How would you configure trace route in a cisco firewall for a group of windows users?" I repeated the question to make sure I heard it correctly, and he responded with, "Windows fundamentally handles trace route differently than Unix does."

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