Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

This week we are featuring a new NoVA Blogger, @geminisecurity. Please take a moment to check out their Twitter feed and welcome them to the local infosec community.

While he doesn’t have a post featured this week, we would also like to introduce local NoVA blogger @bobgourley. Please take a moment to visit his Twitter feed or his blog and welcome him to the local infosec community.

Now, to the posts!

#3 – The Mystery of SSL: The post “How does SSL work anyway?” post published by @geminisecurity this week was not only useful, but witty. Likening SSL to a handshake—“[i]t’s like the secret handshake you used in grade school to get into your clubhouse”—@geminisecurity had some useful tips and tricks about Server Authentication, Client Authentication, References, and other SSL protocols. You can check out the full post here.

#2 – Resources Galore: It seems that @mubix is the man to talk to if you’re looking for great security resources. Posting what he described as “Getting your fill of Security,” this week, @mubix is now keeping a running list of security podcasts, security bloggers, security-related Twitter accounts, and sites that you’re free to hack. You can check out the list here. You can also check out our list of security resources for additional information.

#1 – 60 Day Surprise: After President Obama gave his remarks on Cyber Security earlier in the week, Richard Bejtlich wasted no time before blogging his own thoughts about the President’s controversial speech. While we read a lot of tweets and blog posts this week that dealt with Obama’s ultimate stance on Cyber Security, we felt that Bejtlich’s was by far the best. Not only did he provide an intelligent commentary about what President Obama said, he also created an ‘imaginary’ speech of “what I would have liked to have heard [from President Obama].” This is a must-read post for anyone in the field, as the President’s stance on Cyber Security will affect all of us in some way. You can read the full post here.

Well, that’s all for this week. As always, we’d love to know if there are any other NoVA bloggers out there would would like to be considered for our “Top NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week” feature. If so, leave a comment below or send us a tweet @grecs.

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