Blog Posts Tagged with "Training"


The Cybersecurity Skills Gap: An Update for 2020

December 18, 2019 Added by:Sam Bocetta

2020 will be a critical juncture for the entire cybersecurity sector

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You Can't Hire Your Way Out Of The Skills Shortage... Period.

June 07, 2017 Added by:Nathan Burke

While there has been some optimism around the potential for closing the massive cybersecurity skills gap by training more people, training alone will not address the massive skills gap the country faces.

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How Do I Measure the Success of a Training Program?

November 19, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi

An information security training program is crucial for ensuring and maintaining a good security posture; in order to effectively manage this program you have to be able to measure it. This article introduces a concept recommended by NIST in their Special Publication 800-16, for evaluating training effectiveness.

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Bore Them With Death-by-Awareness: That’ll Teach em!

May 08, 2013 Added by:Lee Mangold

As security professionals, we have to understand that not everyone has a passion for security. In fact, most people don’t. Given that we know “they” don’t share our passion, and we know they are the most vulnerable attack vector, why do we continue to bore them with homogenous and irrelevant training?

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Security Awareness: To Train or Not to Train?

April 08, 2013 Added by:Le Grecs

It's up for each organization to monitor their threats and weaknesses and use the appropriate set of controls to minimize their risk to an acceptable level. Perhaps security awareness is part of that ... perhaps it is not.

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The Case for National Cyber Labs

January 31, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

Cyber Ranges as these networks are now often referred to, are fun! And they’re extremely useful in developing real-world skills without disappearing behind bars. It’s not even a new idea; various militaries have been doing it for a while now...

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Get Your Security BSides On In San Francisco

January 24, 2013 Added by:Security BSides

The goal of Security BSides is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. The conferences create opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration...

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Organizational Influence via Security Team Branding

December 09, 2012 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA

Hacker Halted 2012 was full of personalities; executives, technologists, students and security enthusiasts – each one with stories that fueled conversations and debate. Technical and business erudition dominated the speaker sessions and the hacking competitions...

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Wargames on a New Level - Hackfest.CA in Quebec City

December 02, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

When I was asked to come out to Quebec for a conference called Hackfest.CA, I was interested because this isn't a conference I had heard of, and it wasn't on my radar. Additionally, the name suggests it's geared towards the 'hackers' and quite frankly, I'm fairly out of practice...

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BSidesJackson 2012: A Brand Spanking New Infosec Community

November 27, 2012 Added by:Chris Sistrunk

BSidesJackson was the 1st infosec conference to be held in Mississippi. I organized BSidesJackson because I believe in infosec, and I also believe that having a local infosec community is matter where you work or what type of information/networks you must protect...

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CISSP for Dummies

October 24, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

The CISSP is the most popular and arguably most valuable information security certification. While SANS GIAC certifications are technically more intensive, the CISSP is the 900-pound gorilla of information security certifications. For those looking review guide, CISSP for Dummies is a worthwhile reference...

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Impressive Speaker Lineup Announced for TECHEXPO Cyber Security Event

October 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

"Our team is extremely pleased with the high caliber, diversity and expertise of the confirmed speakers we have secured for this event. Having such a dynamic lineup of highly respected industry professionals to share their knowledge and inspire those seeking employment..."

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Don't Be a Con (Insert Favorite Term for Jerk Here)

October 07, 2012 Added by:Philip Polstra

While ours is a friendly community, I did observe my share of bad behavior from a small minority in our community. So here is my short list of ways you can avoid being a (jerk term) at a con. If we all were to follow even these 4 simple rules the infosec world would be a better place...

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GrrCON: The Family Infosec Con

October 02, 2012 Added by:Philip Polstra

As always happens in a multi-track con, I was unable to attend every talk, so don't take offense if you spoke and your talk isn't listed here. I received many good reports from my students who attended different talks. None of my students complained about any bad talks...

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On Security Conference Mania

September 30, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

From giant industry events, analyst events, regional events, hacker cons, to any kind of gathering you can think of including conferences on boats, trains, and buses. At any given time, you can find a security conference happening. What is it about the industry that loves an event?

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Pre-Rejected CFP Submissions

September 27, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather

A disturbing trend in security conferences is meta-talks that have nothing to do with pwning stuff. Burnout, sexism, career advice, economics, recruiting, food, exercise and other presentations on what's wrong with the security industry, are replacing actual knowledge transfer...

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