Dear valued SC Magazine source,

Most security pros don’t get a chance in the spotlight. But, we’d like to give you a chance to share with your peers, our readers, what it is about the field that most interests you.

Each month, we compile a Q&A section in our magazine called “Me and My Job.”

We interview (via email) one security-related professional – typically someone “in the trenches,” such as a network administrator, systems analyst, etc. We ask them a few questions related to the challenges they face on a daily basis and how they deal with these. The goal is to provide our readers with real-life insight that can help them do their jobs better.

Here are the questions we ask each month:

  • How do you describe your job to average people?
  • Why did you get into IT security?
  • What was one of your biggest challenges?
  • What keeps you up at night?
  • Of what are you most proud?
  • For what would you use a magic IT security wand?

We ask the respondent keep his/her responses to 330 words total.

We’ll also need a headshot: a color, high res version (300 DPI) at least 3″ at its longest dimension, either a JPEG, TIFF or Photoshop EPS.

Click here for a sample column.

Send submissions or contact information to Managing Editor Greg Masters at [email protected].