Starting an InfoSec Career – The Megamix – Chapter 6

[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

How to become a hacker… now with 80% more pictures.

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.

Gen Con 2015 Preview – Hacking in Media: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (2015 Edition)

It’s almost that time again! Johnny Xmas, Beltface, and myself will be returning next week to Gen Con 2015 in Indianapolis (under the Circle City Con flag) to begin the yearly rotation of our panel on the state of hacking in fiction. Something I hear repeatedly mourned by infosec professionals is that there’s not enough… Read More Gen Con 2015 Preview – Hacking in Media: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (2015 Edition)

The Gamemaster’s Guide to Incident Response

I had the honor and pleasure of being asked to teach a four hour incident response class at last month’s Circle City Con in Indianapolis, IN (you can watch a recording, here). The subject was preestablished based on attendee interest: building an incident response program in small, medium, and large enterprises. Granted, most of the… Read More The Gamemaster’s Guide to Incident Response

What is ‘DFIR’? And how do ‘Digital Forensics’ roles vary?

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?