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25 Questions and Answers Written by Tom Dushaj

Written on April 1st, 2019 |
Question 1 of 25
Tell me what your favorite security assessment tools are, and why you prefer them over others?
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How to Answer
There are several good software security assessment tools in the market that can get the job done very efficiently. Here are just a few that are among the more popular in the market: Metasploit, Wireshark, Nikto, Retina CS, and Aircraft.

The goal of the hiring manager is to get you to talk about your favorites so they can accurately assess your knowledge and competency with these tools. When you talk about your favorites, start from the one you like most, and try to limit it to no more than three. Ideally, you should have used all three extensively and can talk at a detailed level about what these tools can do better than others in the market. If you enjoyed working with these tools, and are passionate, let the manager know how excited you are about these tools, and why they are your favorites.

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Question 2 of 25
At Tanium we take pride in our ability to stay one step ahead of our competitors. How will you contribute to this trend?
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It is critical that you research Tanium and their most vigorous competitors, before your interview. What does Tanium do best, and who is trying to do it better? Speak openly with the interviewer about your ability to work competitively and how you plan to contribute to their continued success.

Question 3 of 25
In today's environment, the majority of devices accessing either a private or public network are mobile, including laptops, tablets and cell phones. How should a company protect its IT network from mobile threats and risks?
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This is a direct question, in which the interviewer is looking to learn more about your understanding of mobile security and best practices used to protect a client's IT infrastructure from both malicious attacks and unintentional breaches due to lapses in user behavior. Direct questions should be answered with a direct response which quickly addresses the topic.

Question 4 of 25
If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
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A hiring manager will be able to tell a lot about your personality by learning about your other career interests. If you could do anything over, what would you do, and why?

Question 5 of 25
What do you think is the most important information security concern with most organizations right now?
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One of the biggest concerns a company might have is securing their networks and systems to prevent a cyber attack. Given the increased level of security threats over the past five years, companies have made the protection of their data a very high priority. As this continues to become an area of importance for most companies, hiring managers will spend more time qualifying and interviewing candidates that share the same common goals and responsibility of protecting their IT security organization.

This question helps the hiring manager identify the level of importance this question has to you, and if you share the same values and sentiment that the company possesses. More than likely the hiring manger will want to know what you think those concerns are, and where you place them on a list of priorities. You may want to start with some of the most important concerns that matter to you, then talk about what IT security concerns they may have, or their clients, and what's important in their eyes. Once you have an idea of where their thinking is, you can discuss the areas that you are responsible for overseeing in your current role.

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Tom Dushaj
Tom Dushaj is a business and technology executive and an accomplished author of the book "Resumes That Work". Tom has vast experience providing solutions to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of Information Technology Consulting, ERP Software, Personnel Management and International Business Operations. His work experience includes Personnel Administration, Recruiting, Interviewing, Project Management, Career Counseling, as well as Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Consulting. You can find Mr. Dushaj's full profile at
William Swansen
William Swansen is an Author, Job Search Strategist and Career Advisor who assists individuals from all over the world and in a variety of professions in finding their ideal career position. His Services include: • Resume Writing • Cover Letter Writing • Updating your LinkedIn profile and teaching you how to make it work for you • Identifying Employers, including Hiring Managers and their Contact Information • Interview Preparation, Practice and Follow Up • Job Search Coaching You can learn more about William by visiting or on Linkedin: billswansen
Published: 04/01/2019

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