Blog Posts Tagged with "Professional"

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Three Ways to Engage with the InfoSec Community

November 14, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Folks who are just coming into infosec often ask me for a few ways to engage with the infosec community and begin to build relationships. Here a few quick words of advice that I give them for making that happen. BUT, you have to work to earn respect and rapport in this community and contribute. You must add value...

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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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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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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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On Infosec Friends

August 24, 2012 Added by:Javvad Malik

They are the guys who you look out for and they look out for you. If you see a bug in their code, you’ll sort it out for them. When they call you up at 3am for help with a security strategy presentation, you stay up with them all night working on it. When you are stuck on something, you’ll turn to them for help....

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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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The Poor State of Cyber Intelligence

August 23, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

The state of cyber intelligence as it is practiced by infosec professionals and others who are not trained in the science of rigorous analysis is often exponentially worse. Many analysts are missing huge gaps in the threat landscape and are doing a great disservice to their customers and their craft...

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Vote for Boris Sverdlik aka JadedSecurity for ISC2 Board

August 23, 2012 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

I’m not going to promise things that I may or may not be able to deliver on, but I can promise I will stick to what I believe is a shared vision in the community for a value add certifying body. In order to change perception of the certification and the certifying body we need to change...

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Scot Terban ISC2 Board Candidacy

August 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Ok, so after a flurry of tweets about the candidacy of others, my name got thrown in there like so much pasta being chucked at a wall. Well, it stuck in my case and I decided to run. So, if you think that I can get in there and stir up some trouble, and maybe make some changes then VOTE FOR ME in this petition...

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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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Sign Dave Lewis' Petition for the ISC2 Board Election

August 22, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Dave Lewis wants to work to restore the CISSP exam and it’s place in the community as something to be respected, help bring the ISC2 into the wider acceptance, help make it a force for positive change, and ensure that the ISC2 is representative and accountable to it’s membership...

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What Information Security Can Learn from Waiting Tables

August 12, 2012 Added by:Robb Reck

What makes an organization effective is in knowing what their customer-base needs or wants. We are only as valuable as the service we give to our customers. For many of us, our primary customers are internal. The business leaders, the IT department, our vendors, and many others are the customers who are served...

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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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On Surviving Black Hat

August 03, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

The sessions felt somewhat lack-luster – a lot of what I was hearing had been said before. Many of the conversations were consistent with other events and the topics felt replayed. The horrifically long coffee queue at Starbucks provided me with time to people watch, so here are my Black Hat 2012 observations...

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Take the A-Train to Find Your Compliance Team

July 25, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

As the compliance field evolves, the need for experienced professionals continues to grow, there is the need to hire top notch compliance talent to do the day-to-day work of implementing, enhancing or running a compliance program. Where can you go if you want to hire some experienced compliance professionals?

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How to Become a Network Security Engineer

July 18, 2012 Added by:InfoSec Institute

While no two jobs are alike, there are some specific skills that will help network security engineers face the various challenges they will face day to day. What follows are just a handful of specific skills and duties required of network security engineers...

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