A couple weeks ago, I vented my frustration as an ICS security professional at my apartment building forcibly converting to networked smart locks. My tweets were widely misinterpreted, so I’d like to talk a little bit about privacy and security aspects to consider if (when) the property you rent from decides to go “Smart”. To… Read More Security Things to Consider When Your Apartment Goes ‘Smart’
I recently read a friend’s post about her family’s catastrophic woes dealing with a hacked Apple ID account. Her story was so troubling that it inspired me to remind folks of some of a few small security things that slip through the cracks in our daily lives that can cause a profound impact on our… Read More The Biggest “Small” Personal Digital Security Mistakes
[You can find the previous chapters in this continuing blog series here: Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapters 1-3 Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapters 4-5] Chapter 6: Self-Study Options In the previous chapters, I’ve discussed potential career paths, education and certification options, and the fundamental knowledge needed to become a… Read More Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapter 6
One of my friends commented today as the infosec community broke into another quabble that, If nothing else, today we learned how fragile the InfoSec community is. — Robert Olson (@NerdProf) September 9, 2015 Okay. Let’s step back for a moment. Disagree or agree with me, but kindly let me present an argument. Have you… Read More Community
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!
I had a discussion today with a particular charming infosec pop star about what differentiates ‘DFIR‘ from other infosec job roles and how it relates to them. This is a question I get asked a lot by ladies and gents interested in making a jump into information security careers, so let’s have a brief discussion… Read More What is ‘DFIR’? And how do ‘Digital Forensics’ roles vary?
. I tweeted these out of frustration quite some time ago and I’ve since been repeatedly asked for a blog post condensing and elaborating on them. So, without further ado, here are Lesley’s Rules of SOC, in their unabridged form.… Read More Lesley’s Rules of SOC