Mentoring in InfoSec
  1. It is essential to know how the skill is applied in real life in various contexts without which all technical knowledge is useless.
  2. Specific examples of cyber security incidents and how fundamental knowledge helps is very useful in driving the learnings.
  3. Interacting with professionals in cyber security space by attending conferences and events is a useful perspective to get more insight into the subject
  4. Doing short courses for specific skills are useful to demonstrate competence in a particular field.
  1. Focus primarily on the specific topic for which the mentoring session is
  2. Cover the subject in a measured pace — neither too fast neither too slow.
  3. Try to make it interactive by including exercises and asking questions
  4. Encourage and reward participation and interaction
  5. Prepare well with examples, exercises, industry perspectives and real use cases.
  1. Do not expect a revision of the online videos — Study them before the session
  2. Do ask for real life and industry perspectives
  3. Share your expectations and gain from the mentor’s knowledge and experience
  4. Participate actively — preferably on audio rather than on chat alone
  5. Do not ask how this course will get you a job — Instead ask how can the course aid you in journey towards and InfoSec role and what else can you do to move forward in that journey — courses, certifications , internship and volunteering opportunities



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Vikas Yadav

Vikas Yadav

A CISO who is passionate about InfoSec, Cloud and Privacy. I am constantly looking to learn new technologies and ways to secure them.