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Weekly Rewind – SOC Analyst Skills, TrueCrypt, QOTD & More…

April 17, 2014
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Weekly Rewind – SOC Analyst Skills, TrueCrypt, QOTD & More…

Welcome to another edition of our Weekly Rewind – where we summarize all our posts from the last week. The top stories this week were 3) “QOTD: A Bad Career Choice in Security Would Be Learning Just the Big Vendor Tools”, 2) “No Major Findings in TrueCrypt Audit”, and 1) “Top 5 SOC Analyst...
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No Major Findings in TrueCrypt Audit

April 16, 2014
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No Major Findings in TrueCrypt Audit

iSEC finally released the results of their audit on TrueCrypt. Below is the key paragraph in their announcement. Basically, the software did contain some some lower risk weaknesses however overall it fared well. Additionally, the audit did not show any evidence of intentional tampering....
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Top 5 SOC Analyst Skills

April 14, 2014
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SOC Analyst Candidates

Similar to an article we covered before on training your SOC analysts, Rick Howard recently penned this one detailing what to look for when initially recruiting that staff. The leading sentence pretty much summarizes it all — emphasizing “passion, experience, and communication skills” while...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 4-14-2014

April 14, 2014
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 4-14-2014

Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in...
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QOTD: A Bad Career Choice in Security Would Be Learning Just the Big Vendor Tools

April 7, 2014
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QOTD: A Bad Career Choice in Security Would Be Learning Just the Big Vendor Tools

“A bad career choice in ITSec would be learning just the big vendor tools and not the basics. Worse than a script kiddie, a vendor junkie.” – @midnite_runrI just love to use quotes like this when mentoring those new to infosec. It gets back...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 4-7-2014

April 7, 2014
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 4-7-2014

Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in...
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Weekly Rewind – Cyber Attack Maps, QOTD, MACH37 & More…

April 4, 2014
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Weekly Rewind – Cyber Attack Maps, QOTD, MACH37 & More…

Welcome to another edition of our Weekly Rewind – where we summarize all our posts from the last week. The top stories this week were 3) “Local Security Community Strikes Big in 2nd MACH37 Cohort”, 2) “QOTD: No, My Pen Testing Didn’t Disrupt Your...
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