Information Security Officer Cover Letter outlines the interest of the applicant in the vacant job position of an information security officer. As the world is increasingly shifting to the use of computer, computer networks, and the internet, threats to data stored in computers and transactions on the internet are becoming more and more sophisticated. Many of these transactions are financial ones that involve huge amounts. Data stored and transferred may be of a highly sensitive nature. The security of online transactions and stored data has now become a specialized and full time occupation.
Information Security Officers protect the computers and computer networks in an organization safe from "soft" attacks from inside and outside. These attacks can be made by hackers who do this for obtaining access to sensitive information or for corrupting the network. Competitors in business can be a source of these attacks. Rival nations can sponsor such attacks on each other databases containing information related to national security. Such attacks, therefore, are highly organized and systematic making it necessary for specialized protection.
Information Security Officer Cover Letter needs to bring out the ability of the candidate to counter such threats. This requires considerable technical expertise with the readiness to counter such attacks day in and day out. The applicant should be able to design security of networks, define user access, and review these procedures continuously. Any experience with training other information security officers is a huge plus. Hackers evolve and so information security officers must. A certain degree of anticipation and foresight is, therefore, a huge asset. And, if the candidate possesses this quality and mentions the same in the cover letter, it can take the applicant miles ahead of the rest.
Here is an example of information security officer cover letter:
December 15, 2011
10 Commerce Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202
Human Resource Executive,
The Global Bank,
20 S. Green St.,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Dear Mr. Germon,
This is with reference to your advertisement in "The Baltimore Sun", dated December 10, 2011, inviting applications for the position of an information security officer in your esteemed organization. I hereby submit my application for the said position. I am qualified for appointment as an information security officer in your organization as per the conditions of eligibility mentioned in your advertisement. I have over seven years of experience as an information security officer with three employers. I am looking for an opening with an organization known to provide immense opportunities of growth and working freedom to the right candidate.
I specialize in securing the online financial transactions of banks. I understand the fact that securing online transactions is a never ending business with threats appearing out of the blue almost on daily basis. I have the temperament for these daily "turf wars" and my track record provides the necessary certification for this claim. My experience has provided me with a fair degree of understanding of the mind of the cyber criminal and I apply this understanding during the design, implementation, and upgrading of security programs and processes.
I have a bachelor's degree in computer science followed by certification in secure online banking transactions. I am good with design of security systems, defining access, and continuously reviewing these arrangements. With my last employer, I have worked as a trainer for new recruits and discovered my talent with organization and setting up a fine work culture.
The broad latitude offered by your organization to responsible candidates makes this job prospect especially interesting to me. It will be a pleasure to work with you. I have attached my resume with this cover letter. You can contact me on the telephone number or the email address mentioned above.
Information Security Officer Cover Letter needs to highlight the technical expertise of the applicant. The candidate also needs to demonstrate his understanding of the evolutionary nature of his job.