Survey: What’s the Most Important Career Component?

March 15, 2012
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Survey: What’s the Most Important Career Component?

Following-up from our post on Monday re the top 5 certifications for 2012 and the one on Wednesday re some of the non-certification things to consider for someone considering a long-term career in infosec, we thought we’d do a quick poll (since it seems to be the season) to see what other people thought....
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Top 4 Un-Certifications

March 14, 2012
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On Monday I posted a quick review of top recommended certifications for 2012. One of the points that I tried to make in that article was that certifications aren’t everything. I proposed that certifications only make up maybe 10% of what security professionals should be focusing on in managing their career. In the end...
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Operation Deadline Extension

March 13, 2012
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Operation Deadline Extension

As part of the Operation GhostClick the FBI took over a botnet back in November and as a shim they setup temporary DNS servers to keep DNSChanger Trojan-infected computers running properly. The servers were set to go offline last week but for various reasons, the FBI had to extend the deadline to July 9th....
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Whole OS Privacy

March 13, 2012
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Whole OS Privacy

I came across an interesting feature that Canonical is planning to include in the next version of their OS, Ubuntu 12.02 … a whole OS privacy setting. Much more than just running a browser in privacy mode, users will be able to control a range of tracking mechanisms that OSs and applications typically use...
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WiFi Pineapple – Helping Raise Security Awareness

March 12, 2012
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WiFi Pineapple – Helping Raise Security Awareness

Fellow hacker Darren Kitchen seems to be getting some great press this week. He’s been at SXSW the past few days demonstrating the ever popular WiFi Pineapple as part of his “Securing Your Information in a Target Rich Environment” talk. Those in the security community have obviously known about this device for a few...
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Faring of the Top 5 Certifications for 2012

March 12, 2012
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Faring of the Top 5 Certifications for 2012

In early December I came across an article on GovInfosecurity.com predicting the top 5 certifications of 2012. Given that we are a few months into the year I thought it’d be interesting to take a look back and see how they fared so far. As usual the topic of certifications brings up a lot...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 2012-03-12

March 12, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 2012-03-12

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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