Building an Infosec Career

March 22, 2012
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Building an Infosec Career

A while ago, we talked about different ways one can jump-start a career in infosec. The first formal approach was the university way,which involved attending any of the CAE Schools, while the other approach was on the job training of existing employees. Jason Andress of EthicalHacker.net recently posted an article with similar arguments. In order...
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Job: InfoSec Engineer in Chantilly, VA

March 21, 2012
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Job: InfoSec Engineer in Chantilly, VA

If you have you have full tickets and looking to find that next step in year career, here is something we came across. Doesn’t look too glamorous but definitely a good move for someone looking to expand their understanding of the security engineering side of things. Think mostly C&A, SSPs, ATOs, etc. And don’t...
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DoD – Information Assurance Scholarship Program

March 21, 2012
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DoD – Information Assurance Scholarship Program

As we know, information assurance and information security is very important to our national defense. Last week, DOD published a final rule document executing an Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) as part of helping to meet the expected future demand in this area. For those interested in becoming cybersec pros but need tuition assistance,...
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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Locally Based Infosec Podcast?

March 20, 2012
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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Locally Based Infosec Podcast?

With the various RSA “best of” awards behind us as well as part of an update to our infosec blogs/podcasts resource page, I thought I’d do a little poll to see what everyone’s favorite “local” podcasts are. To be considered “local” at least one member of the podcast must reside in the Metro DC...
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Mobile Password Managers … Fail

March 20, 2012
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Mobile Password Managers … Fail

I found this report by ElcomSoft pretty interesting. You know all the password managers we rely on? Well the good folks over at ElcomSoft did an in-depth analysis of those that have mobile phone versions of their apps. Focusing on the iOS and Blackberry OSs, they ended up finding that many of the apps...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 2012-03-19

March 19, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 2012-03-19

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 our Calendar and in this post, let us...
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Stalker App Strikes Back at iPhones & Starbucks

March 19, 2012
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Stalker App Strikes Back at iPhones & Starbucks

Surprised there wasn’t more coverage on this story in the news on Friday… Basically, Mark Wuergler of Immunity Inc. found that the iPhone advertises the last three SSIDs it connected to, exposing the MAC addresses of those routers/access points as well. With this information anyone could then use a service like Google Location Services...
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