How to get started in IT security consulting

Migrating security services to the cloud, incident response, forensics and security risk assessments are areas in high demand

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IT security consulting is an excellent way to grow as a security professional. In contrast to an corporate role, consultants are exposed to a variety of business situations and industries. Those who succeed in the consulting world find themselves equipped with greater skills and cutting-edge knowledge of new technologies.

Before you enter consulting, take note of the field's current opportunities and challenges. "Migrating security services to the cloud, incident response, forensics and security risk assessments are areas in high demand," comments Brian Honan, founder of BH Consulting. The Ireland-based IT security consulting firm has grown to 10 consultants and serves clients in Ireland, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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