I’ve had the (dubious) honor and privilege of witnessing a couple decades of IT educational lab environments. Even after well over a decade of full-time cybersecurity work, I often still have to re-certify on various tasks which require I complete a live lab or CTF (capture the flag). I build such environments myself. The way… Read More Bad, Good, and Super-Cringey Infosec Lab Environments
A brief vlog on stylistic and content problems I see on resumes at clinics and from candidates.… Read More Infosec Resume No-Nos [VLOG]
This week, I address some burning questions about education and training. As always, submit your problems here! Dear Lesley, Let’s cut to the chase. I hate coding. I don’t enjoy building things from scratch. I do, however, love taking things apart, and would probably be able to learn to code if I started in… Read More Ask Lesley InfoSec Advice Column: 2017-03-16
Chapter 4: Blue Team Careers With the help of many people in InfoSec who kindly gave me advice and quotes, I have created a perhaps overly simplistic listing of common InfoSec roles in today’s market. For each role I have listed a brief summary of what the job does, where these jobs can be found… Read More Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapters 4-5
Around con time, I’m frequently asked ‘how to become a computer hacker’. Since it’s a delightfully non-specific question, I have decided to illustrate my response for posterity: The most critical things when getting into infosec are the right attitude, curiosity, and interest, a solid foundation of technical knowledge, and the motivation to take advantage of… Read More How to become a hacker… now with 80% more pictures.
Wow! I can’t believe Gen Con is already over. We had an amazing time at the con and giving our Hacking in Fiction panel for 43 lovely people on Thursday night. I want to extend a big thanks to my co-speakers, Johnny and Beltface. We ended up going over our allotted 90 minutes again –… Read More Gen Con 2015 – A Big “Thank You!” from Us to You!