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) “NIST Requesting Feedback on Draft SHA-3 Hash Algorithm”, 2) “Home Internet Security – Part I: Setting Up the Onion”, and 1) “(ISC)2’s Lack of Experience”. If you missed anything or happened to be offline, we hope you find this summary post useful as a quick reference.
A la Schneier … you can also use this rewind post to talk about the security stories in the news that we haven’t covered remote-access.
(ISC)2’s Lack of Experience: ISACA recently released yet another security certification to cash in growing “cyber” industry as discussed in this article from several weeks ago. Of course the comment that struck me was (ISC)2?s W. Hord Tipton discussing how their certs are different in that they require real security experience. Requirements have changed over the years but this criteria usually translates into anything from three to five years of experience depending on the certification and the candidate’s education level. Great idea and I applaud this approach over typical cram-and-test-only-based certifications however a problem arises in defining “what is” and “what is not” security experience. (continued here)
Home Internet Security – Part 1: Setting Up the Onion: Webbreacher of the Hacking and Hiking blog wrote the great piece on setting up SecurityOnion to monitor your home network and gave us permission to repost. You can find the original version that he is maintaining here. Enjoy! Special thanks to Webbreacher again for allowing us to repost! (continued here)
NIST Requesting Feedback on Draft SHA-3 Hash Algorithm: NIST recently released their draft for the FIPS 202 standard, otherwise known as the SHA-3 hash, and are requesting public comment. Based on the Keccak algorithm the new standard provides six hash functions, including four fixed length and two extendable ones. The comment period ends on August 26th so don’t delay. (continued here)
Hope everyone had a wonderful week! Have a great weekend!