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Saudi Telecom
Security Architect was asked...September 2, 2015

What are the projects that you have worked on?

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I explain a lot of projects, in deep technical details and other

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Link Technologies (Las Vegas)

What were my strengths and weaknesses

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AGain, we are hiring the experts, we aren't the experts when it comes to technical know how. We are professional recruiters . Less

I answered to the best of my ability and as honest as possible

Forsythe Technology

What security controls and tools do you have experience with?

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I explained the risk based process that drives controls, and then provided the standard security services I've used. Less

West Technology Group

What are some of the reasons groups or companies have problems patching vulnerabilities?

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Resources Fear of breaking a production product Don’t believe in severity Not a priority Can’t get good enough data/info on what to patch Less

United Airlines

What security frameworks have you implemented?

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I listed the frameworks in which I'm a SME and the scenarios where I used them to implement controls and conduct audits. Less

Ping Identity

Please describe the most challenging solution you have had to work through

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The interview questions did not align with the outcome of the interview. every example of good solution architecture/pre sales that I gave was received warmly and positively. however this did not translate to a second interview. it would appear that they do not know what they want. Less


Tell me a time when you worked with a difficult colleague Have you had much experience working with different cultures

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I provided an example of when a manager was making the incorrect decision to implement a solution. Less

Crown Equipment

No difficult questions.

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I think I was turned down simply because I would not do an onsite interview within a few days. Less


One question they asked was how I would describe OAuth authentication to a client with limited to no technical background.

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I described how OAuth was an open protocol and did not actually perform authentication but instead leveraged internal authentication tools and intermediate protocols to perform user login. Less


What is the difference between symmetric and asymmetric crytpgraphy?

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Symmetric - data at rest, same key used for encryption and ecryption. Asymmetric - data in motion, public/private keys. Less

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