Don’t call it a come back, it’s that time of the week again: the time where we take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to. You can take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to but if you can’t get enough of the local security scene, check out our NovaInfosec Twits listfor even more great security blogs and people to follow on Twitter.
As always feel free to check out what local security bloggers have been up to and also be sure to follow myself (@nathiet), @grecs, and @novainfosec on Twitter if you want to know more about what’s going on in the local security community during the week. Without further ado … here are the top picks for this week.
If you don’t have anything to do this May, why not attend the inaugural SIRAcon at St. Paul? Click here for registration details and without further ado, here are this weeks top 3 NoVA Infosec blog posts….
#3- Recommended Books: If you are in the pursuit of knowledge, feel free to check out Richard Bejtlich’s impressions. It’s actually a review but this thoughts on the book. Here are some of his impressions to check out Impressions: Fuzzing, Impressions: Hunting Security Bugs, Impressions: The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook, 2nd Ed, and Impressions: Web Application Security: A Beginner’s Guide
#2 - Top 4 Un-Certifications: When the topic of certifications comes up, there’s a lot of disagreement amongst many in the infosec community for those that value, condemn, or are indifferent towards them. Certificates aren’t the only components to consider in assessing someone’s ability or planning your career path forward. Check out what @grecs thoughts on what security professionals should be focusing on in managing their career here. While you are picking @grecsthoughts on the subject feel free the check out faring of the Top 5 Certifications for 2012 here
#1 -6 Quick Steps for N00bs Understanding Risk Assessments: We all started out somewhere at some point, like the title of the post says, here are 6 quick steps for n00bs to understanding risk assessments. Click here to check out the good overview of what’s involved with addressing risk.