Ximal Posted February 26, 2014 Share Posted February 26, 2014 So, I am going to college and only in my second semester and last semester ( my first college semester ever ) I was offered a job in IT-Security for a startup company. So how this job came about is something like this : Teacher: Today we are going to the classroom across the hall so you all can view a presentation about reporting and news. *Students head over to other classroom* *I sit down unknowingly behind my future employer* * classroom chatter and talking about computers* Employer Turns around and speak to me after class saying how he overheard me talking about networking and biometric security and encryption/firewall safety on networks. He even asks me a few easy to answer questions (Exa: What type of internet would you supply a company with / Ans : Straight connection to the provider itself or fiber optic t-line level isp or business level cable modem, but prefer to use two companies in case one has a disruption in the area to ensure 24/7/365 operation of in-house network and wan-web connection) After a few other questions he tells me he is working on putting together a company that will handle high-end clients etc and tells me he needs someone to wire the building and setup security, including network security, cameras and some form of biometrics and/or facial recognition as well as setting up the computers with needed software for anti virus and security work. Now, I am unsure of a few things, but as paranoid about network and computer security as I am I know I will definitely be able to do the job once I've researched and found enough information that I need. So my problem is: Being this is my first year, and the employer knows my current situation and my background (which for anonymity I choose not to disclose), do I go ahead and start the job with my current skills and slow down my college Computer Information & Technology / Information Security Degree or do I finish it out first and pass up this job. Keep in mind, this employer is willing to allow me to go to school and work in doing both at my preferred pace and the job has a payout of nearly 50k a year to start. He quoited no less than 40k per year. And with my record the company is also willing to draw up an independent contract for me should the normal hiring process not permit. And I reallllly want this job because believe it or not, looking through data all day and reading is one of my favorite things to do and picking apart what's working and trying to make it run better or repairing it is something I love also. What do you guys think ? Second part of this question is as follows :What kind of firewall do you guys think would be best ? Hardware & Software or a combination of both ? What company should I go through for the cables and if any company provides at least a finger(biometric) scanning system: Which one ? What type of internet provider would be best to acquire for the company as I doubt I want to mess with Nynex(Verizon) or AT&T ( prefer a cable internet provider as the backbone with a sattelite internet provider as backup using business class or better on both) What is the best company to find security cameras for the amount they will cost? Basically, where is a good resources to find alot of this information as I would love to take this job and am lucky to have met the connections I have while in school my first semester let alone being in my second and the man is writing a guaranteed letter of employment/contract when I leave my current situation ??? Not to mention this kind of thing isn't covered at the junior college I am attending. Are there any suggestions on college courses that might teach this and at which school they are offered so I can check them out? that maybe cover this field/subject that I am trying to find out about ? Please forgive the nature of my needy question since I am new here, as just being pointed in the right direction with a ton of links would be awesome even if no answers are to be given I would gladly read for days but google and bing are not very friendly with these search terms of corporate isp and security etc... Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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