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Apple
Security Threat was asked...April 2, 2015

Q: How you would hack our system?

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Really????, if somebody ask you this question is because they have no clue of how you need to prepare a plan to hack a system, that is not something that you design in 5 or 10 minutes. Come on Apple, I was expecting more from you. Less

Sounds like sour grapes. The question has no right answer it is about the way you approach the problem. Most security people are point and click idiots anyway so a question requiring them to think might be too much to handle. Less

GE Aerospace

Just for formality

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Anyone in infosec and without cissp should be fired—irrespective if title

At GE, if you are internal candidate then you don’t need the relevant experience as would be required for an external candidate. It is pretty much who you know and how much. Look at some VPs and even CISOs and they got jobs just because they have been there ling enough. Less

Secureworks

Were you ever in a scenario where the client did not agree with you?

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Several times.

CRISP

You’re biggest accomplishment in a career

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Working on a big project and delivering it.

SS8 Networks

Questions On cryptography and VOIP

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Answered pretty well

Flashpoint

What experience do you have in following terrorist organizations online?

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Did you get the offer or did you decline the offer? did you make it to the 2nd round? Less

Sophos

Difference between Virus, Worm, Trojan

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A virus is an executable file while worms are executed through any weakness of the system, and the trojan horse is executable through any program Less

Sophos

Do you even know what Cobalt Strike is? (sarcastic)

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Didn't give me a chance to answer (cuts me off)

Splunk
Threat Analyst was asked...September 18, 2018

They kept asking if I had questions about the company. But after 3 interviews, all the questions have been answered.

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I asked a couple questions about the team and job.

Meta

Other questions related to current geopolitics and how or why nation states might try to influence one another using less attributable means.

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Answers here centered on major global conflict areas, such as Russia/Europe issues, China/India issues, and India/Pakistan issues. Less

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