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) “Hands-On Skillz, not Degrees, Is What’s Needed”, 2) “Where’s Grecs? At BSidesLV & Defcon, Of Course”, and 1) “Malware Analysis Slides from BSidesLV 2014”. 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.
Hands-On Skillz, not Degrees, Is What’s Needed: I really liked this discussion in this article that emphasizes the development of hands-on skills and training from within to solve our “higher functional” labor shortage rather than the traditional approach of churning out more people with cyber security degrees who can just talk and write security. We have the bottom rung well covered and what is needed for the near future are mid-career professionals with the hands-on skills and mindset to solve the onslaught of the infections and attacks we face. So unless your goal is set on achieving some level of management or policy position, invest in developing hands-on skills in the many disciplines of IT. (continued here)
Where’s Grecs? At BSidesLV & Defcon of Course.: Just a quick note for anyone that wants to catch up next week at hacker summer camp. Instead of BlackHat I’ve opted for BSidesLV again this year at the Tuscany. This will be my third time attending and I continue to enjoy the smaller and more intimate environment. There I’ll also be giving a talk on how to take up some basic malware analysis. I hope to spend the rest of my time catching up with old friends, making new ones, and helping the organizers out where I can. (continued here)
Malware Analysis Slides from BSidesLV 2014: This afternoon I had the honor of presenting an introduction to malware analysis talk at the BSidesLV. The goal of the presentation was to give newcomers an idea of where to start in this very interesting field. Here’s the title, abstract, and the slides. (continued here)
Hope everyone had a wonderful week! Have a great weekend!