Items Tagged with "Training"


Four Horsemen of the Infosec Apocalypse and the Freak Power Ticket

September 18, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

All of this will be tempered by what happens next for Dave and Chris. Will they be able to penetrate the old boy network? Will they be able to, once ensconced in the ISC(2) inner sanctum, make any kinds of change that would make the CISSP more meaningful? Time will tell my friends...

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Four Days and Counting for (ISC)2 BoD Petitioners

September 13, 2012 Added by:Le Grecs

The same "good 'ol boys/girls" keep returning time and time again. When their terms are up, they "sit out a year" and then the next board nominates them as one of the BoD-recommended candidates. Keeping the same old board will result in a certification that continues to be disconnected...

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Certified?

September 09, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

The requirements involved with obtaining a certification past September 30th 2012 may not be beneficial for a CISO, andI do not know how applicants with this new certification will stand apart from those with graduate degrees in their understanding of security solutions...

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Scot Terban ISC(2) Board Petition UPDATE

September 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems that when one “petitions” to run for the board, one must have the signatories send an email instead of just fill out their information on some excel sheet or online petition. If you are wanting to sign the petition for my being able to run for the BoD please email me...

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Real World Information Security

September 05, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Alex uncovered a poorly designed web page and convinced it to give up its secrets. What followed was a quick RDP war trying to plant our backdoor. I found myself with root level access having blasted away at it using Metasploit and uncovered several Easter eggs instructors had planted...

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Official Statement on ISC2 and the Freak Power Ticket

August 26, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Vote for the horsemen. If not me, then the others for a bigger point here. Those of you who take the ISC and CISSP seriously need to look at your org. Do you think that any with this certification are good at what we do because we took a test and adhere to some ethics rules the board ignores when they see fit?

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Your CISSP is Worthless - So Now What?

August 23, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

OK, so it’s not really worthless. So what do I propose? I say scrap the whole thing. Start over. Build a cert and program that tests fundamental skills and means something to employers who really need things done. Offer existing cert holders one year and a free test to get the new one. Otherwise, they’re out...

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Infosec: Be All You Can Be

August 22, 2012 Added by:Randall Frietzsche

So what is an Infosec professional? Like the Samurai we're really warriors, we're soldiers in a battle of good vs. not-so-good. We craft our skills, we increase our knowledge, we strive to be better than those who might do our Enterprises harm, breach our castle walls and loot our treasures of data and services...

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Security BSides is Coming Memphis

August 22, 2012 Added by:Security BSides

The goal of Security BSides is to expand the conversation beyond the traditional confines. BSides creates opportunities to both present and participate in an atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. You don’t want to miss it...

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The BSides Las Vegas Innovation Challenge

August 16, 2012 Added by:Security BSides

It’s time to revive this tradition and bring it to the modern day security conference. From an open call to the world, twelve teams representing hackerspaces and maker groups will be selected to come to Las Vegas to compete in four categories in front of a panel of judges to demonstrate what they have accomplished...

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Breaking Into Security: Planet Earth Edition

August 14, 2012 Added by:Ian Tibble

As a pentest guru wannabe, you may possess extremely high levels of fuzzing, exploit coding, and reversing skills, but you will never get to use them and you will intimidate most interviewers. There are easier ways to break into systems. Security is insufficiently mature in most organizations to warrant pentesting...

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Not Providing Education is the Dumbest Idea for Infosec

August 14, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Every year or so, an otherwise smart information security professional publishes some really bad information security advice about how awareness and training is a waste of time and money. Bottom line for all organizations: Humans have always been and will always be the weakest link in security...

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BlackHat 2012: Dwayne Melancon Key Takeaways

August 13, 2012

Melancon notes a key finding that “Hackers are always looking for outliers…and the key is to have a way to evaluate your systems and security posture continuously and be able to react pretty quickly.” What else can businesses learn from hackers? Check out this video to find out...

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Why Effective Awareness Training Matters

August 12, 2012 Added by:Brent Hutfless

Training and education are key elements to securing data. The advances in detection and monitoring solutions have placed more capable tools in the security professional’s toolbox, but APT attacks have grown in sophistication and perseverance – often leading to successful attacks and subsequent data loss...

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Security Information Addict

August 12, 2012 Added by:Scott Thomas

Part of the infosec profession is staying abreast of news and events. You need to know what attacks are going on in order to know how to defend against them. The problem with this is that it consumes all your free time. What you start to realize though, is you become addicted to information overload...

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Don't Miss the TECHEXPO Cloud Computing Hiring Event

August 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

As a result of the shift to the cloud, there's been an explosion of career opportunities. TECHEXPO Cloud East will host its inaugural hiring event for cloud computing professionals. Over 20 industry leaders will be on-site conducting face-to-face interviews for immediate career opportunities in the cloud...

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