300 Interview Questions

300 Information Security Interview Questions!

Update! It’s been three years five years since we wrote this post!

Here’s the latest and updated PDF that you can download! [coming soon]

OK! If you are looking for a job in information security or if you wanna become a penetration tester then this is a lucky find! We have compiled a HUGE list of 300 InfoSec questions that you might be asked in an interview.

Here is a sample of only 15 of the 300 interview questions we have accumulated:

  • What port does ping work over?
  • What’s the difference between HTTP and HTML?
  • What does RSA stand for?
  • What conferences do you routinely attend?
  • How do you create SSL certificates, generically speaking?
  • What is meterpreter?
  • What’s the difference between a router, a bridge, a hub and a switch?
  • What’s port scanning and how does it work?
  • What’s the better approach setting up a firewall: dropping or rejecting unwanted packets and why?
  • Please describe the steps to be taken by a company implementing an ISMS framework
  • Can we perform VA remotely?

As mentioned the list is huge with 300 questions. If you want to get a job in security then clearly this is a great resource for you to have.

We can literally guarantee that some of these questions WILL come up during your interview.

Download the list and shine during your interview!

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29 thoughts on “300 Interview Questions

    1. Basically the difference is this: HTTP is Hyper Text Transform Protocol and is transmitted over the network via PORT 80 (TCP).

      The HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer, or HTTP over SSL) is another Web protocol that was originally developed by Netscape and embedded into their browser that enabled encryption and decryption with regards to html page requests.

      HTTP uses port 80, HTTPS uses port 443.

      In addition, HTTPS/ SSL uses a 40-bit key size for the RC4 stream encryption algorithm, which is considered an adequate degree of encryption for taking credit card payments online.

    1. Hi – you are probably referring to the answers of our Cybersecurity Job Interviews questions right! Well – please wait a few more weeks until we have that prepared for you.

  1. Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) is for all practical purposes HTTP. The chief distinction is that it uses TCP Port 443 by default, so HTTP and HTTPS are two separate communications. HTTPS works in conjunction with another protocol, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to transport data safely.

    1. Sure, what would you like to know? Do you have an IT Security ‘job/ role’interview coming up?

  2. I do not see this available for download. The link above “Here’s the latest and updated PDF that you can download!” brings you right back to this page

  3. Hi, did some one of you already received the 300 Information Security questions and answers.
    If yes, please what is the procedure to request them?
    Thank oyu

  4. Kindly provide me the ” 300 Information Security Interview Questions & Answers”. i am a fresher with a gap looking for job. please reply!

    1. I don’t have this list anymore…I created it, literally, ten years ago! Since then this domain has remained online but the questions have been lost in time – sorry that I can’t help!

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