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Suggest a Security Certification [closed]

I have been into security field for more that 1.5 years now and involved most of the part in finding the security bugs with in the web application. Now, I am planning to have a security certification ...
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How to make a decent Certificate Signing Request (CSR)?

I'd like to know how to make a decent Certificate Signing Request (CSR) to secure my website and e-mail with a wildcard SSL certificate. With recent exploits as POODLE on SSLv3 and such, I'd like to ...
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what are the best security certifications for beginners with no experience in IT [closed]

I want to make a career change from administration to IT but I have absolutely no experience and no certifications in IT. I am interested in information security and networking. So what certifications ...
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Advice - When just starting your career, what are the best certifications to eyeball? [closed]

Im just starting out in school to study Network and Info Security. I know this is the field I want to invest my time and study into. Well over 200k security jobs went unfulfilled last year. My ...
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Course Material for GPEN Certification?

I am planning for GPEN certification, although i have been extensively involved in penetration projects, still looking at the topics it seems a bit difficult.. what could be good study guide for ...
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What is the difference between active reconnaissance and scanning/enumeration

I have just started studying for CEH exam v8 and I am trying to get the core of so called hacking phases. I could not totally understand the practical difference between the first two phases. In ...
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CEH training courses requirements

What are the requirements for studying CEH? Is there any requirements for the programming background? And can anyone apply for it or does he has to have a recommendation for both studying and taking ...
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What is the relationship between Suite B and FIPS 140-2?

What is the relationship between the Suite B algorithms and FIPS 140-2 certification? Does OpenSSL meet both criteria? From what I've read, it seems that OpenSSL's crypto library implements many ...
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Certifications comparisons

I have been asked to compare "officially" some pentest certifications, namely: GIAC CEH OPST OSCP ...and if you have some more, they're welcome! Now, I have my points of view and I don't want ...
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Ways to certify a SaaS for security [closed]

Is it common for small companies to get security certificates/compliance from audit agencies for their SaaS to present to customers for their assurance? If so what are the suggested certifications?
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Worthy security related certifications for a software engineer [closed]

I am a software engineer with an interest in expanding my knowledge in the security field. In addition to security.stackexchange and OWASP, I am currently reading the book "The web application ...
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Certifications for IT Security Beginner [duplicate]

I am working in this field for 6-7 months. I know basic cracking , Reverse Eng. and Medium level Wireless cracking . I am in 2nd year of my Graduation and I want to learn more by getting certified by ...
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Reading to Decide on a career switch [duplicate]

I have a strategy consulting and sales background, but what I read about IT and IT Security sounds fascinating as an outsider. I'm considering a career switch, but would need to know quite a bit more. ...
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Certifications that involve practical knowledge

After a lot of googling and searches on forums, it was apparent that certificates like CEH and CISSP incorporated a lot of theory in them and were useful as an added for job. Are there any ...
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Evaluating candidates for Hacker/Pen Test Positions [closed]

If I need to employ Penetration Testers, what are the procedures to follow and how to examine candidates to know their skills and qualifications. Also, I need to know what are the ...
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eCPPT vs. OSCP Certification

I am a soon to be college student. I am looking to become certified in pentesting for both personal interest as well as to be able to have something that would look good to future employers. Both ...
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Suggested books to study for CISSP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good (preferably free) resource for CISSP practice questions I intend to study to take the CISSP exam within the next few months. Could anyone who's taken the CISSP ...
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Definitive certification list [closed]

What are a list of useful certificates for someone who wants to work on the information security field? I have heard of CISSP but from what I have understood it is way too advanced for someone new to ...
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Career path: Is going for PMP along with having a rich experience in the InfoSec field a good career move?

I think the title pretty says it all. Do you think that if one has experience in implementations of security and network solutions, and then gets to become a PMP, will that be an added value to his ...
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Cheap, Foot-in-the-door certifications? [closed]

Could you recommend cheap certifications to get your foot in the door of the industry.
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Security model for datacenters

I have several datacentres and now I want to plan security for it, so it's resilient to external attacks. I need to make a security model which will cover my web servers, auth servers, log servers, ...
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Coverage of OSCP training

Is there any part related to penetration that OSCP/OSCE fail to cover in their training programs? How much will I be exposed to penetration techniques after completing OSCP/OSCE?
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Security quiz for developers

Does anyone know of a short security quiz that could be administered online, to test the security knowledge of a developer? I'm looking for something simple to administer and simple to grade, ideally ...
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Does Convergence solve the problem of hacked CAs?

My question is about the Firefox AddOn Convergence. So my question is if it is possible for convergence to observe that a phishing-site which is verified by fake Certificate because a hacker of a CA ...
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Information Security Career tracks - Academically vs. IT certifications

I will try to be as straightforward as possible here. I am currently working as a security integrator at an integration company. I work with products of vendors like Check Point, Cisco, Juniper, HP, ...
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What is the value of vendor specific security certs vs. general ones?

Let me preface my question by saying that I understand that experience is generally more valuable than certifications when it comes to the IT profession. Having said that, are vendor specific ...
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OSCP certification for junior pen tester position any good?

Currently finishing my degree in computer security and have a few years experience in IT support and want to get into a junior pen testing job or similar. Would the OSCP certification do me any ...
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What are the basic certification course for beginners?

I am an application developer in MNC with 2 year experience. What are the basic certification or course should I do what can help myself to shift in security field?
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Security Architect as a career path. How do i do it?

As it says, I want to become a Security Architect and I'm not sure of the career path to follow! I've already asked a few questions about certifications and got great help from this community. ...
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Securely expose WebService from Enterprise Network to Internet Client

(coming from stackoverflow) Are there any standards (or certified solutions) to expose a (Web-)Service to the internet from a very security-sensitive network (e.g. Banking/Finance)? I am not ...
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Books, videos, and other resources for CEHv7

What are recommenced books, videos and other resources for CEHv7. It seems as though not much is published on the new version of the cert just yet. Currently, I have read All In One CEH by Matt ...
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What compliance problem does “Common Criteria Certification” solve?

It has been said Common Criteria solves a "Compliance problem, and not a security problem". Can someone explain where CC certification is required or benefits an industry? Is it simply a marketing ...
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Is a Master's in infosec required to break into the security field?

So I'm going to be graduating college in January 2013, with a double major in Compsci and Cell Biology (don't ask...). I'm really looking to break into the information security field as a consultant. ...
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Web Security Certifications

I'm looking for a certification for Web Application Security and Web Pen Testing. Via Google I found the following two: Certified Web Application Tester GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester How ...
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What are the most challenging IT security certifications to obtain? [closed]

Which IT security certifications are considered the most difficult to obtain?
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International pentester certification

I've looked at the questions regarding certifications on this site and they are essentially asking what to go for. I hope that my question is distinct enough that is is not considered a dupe. I ...
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would preparing for CCNA add “significantly” to my knowledge as a penetration tester?

I'm a post graduate student and self taught programmer. I concentrated on Computer Networks & Operating Systems more during my undergraduate studies. I can explain usually used protocols by ...
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GSEC or GCIH, for a Security Analyst?

I've been with this confusion of getting a certification for a long time!! With the aim of becoming a Security Analyst/Tester, and for a good kick start, which one of these two is good? GSEC or GHIC?? ...
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New Certification: C|CISO. Where it stands?

I recently found a new professional certification: C|CISO, currently in the grandfathering stage. It seems to be targeting security professionals that want to prove they are suitable for C level ...
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Which is better: MCTIP vs. CCNA

These past months I have attained a bunch of security related certs: -CISSP -GCIH -CPT -CEH When applying for IA/Security positions, will employers prefer to see these certs paired with MCTIP ...
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Pokki Sandbox architecture. Is it secure?

Today I have looked at the desktop application framework - Pokki. The first questions were: how it works and is it secured. What I have found about security architecture: Pokki Security Overview. So ...
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Best way to get “into the security industry”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the career paths in the computer security field? I've been called a "jack of all trades" guy, who has been working in health care and finance for about seven ...
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SANS training - worth it?

I am a programmer, doing mostly web development now, dealing also with securing the web applications in my line of work. I have reasonable knowledge of security matters, though not always staying ...
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Digital Forensics and Pentesting: what now?

So, i want to enter the security field, and i'm leaning towards security auditing, digital forensics, and reverse engineering. i'm in school right now, i'm studying x86 ASM, exploring Linux, and soon ...
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CEH or GIAC - Which one should I pursue?

After a lot of Google and forum searches, I found out CISSP is one of the few valuable certs. Unfortunately, I only have 2 years of experience and don't have any specific experience in security ...
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Are GIAC exams open book (Unlike CISSP)?

I am currently CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certified. As part of maintaining compliance with the DoDD 8570, I will also be sitting for the ISC^2 CISSP exam in the near future. I have noticed ...
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Is it correct to consider audits as exclusively “detective” in nature?

I'm studying for the CISSP exam and one of the video lecture points didn't quite make sense to me. The instructor was discussing access control administration areas and began categorizing certain ...
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Can you pass C|EH without any hands-on experience in hacking tools

I've been in the IT security industry for well almost a year now since I graduated last year and I'm currently thinking about taking up C|EH examination. I've glanced through several prep and review ...
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Comparing online security courses: eLearnSecurity vs. Offensive-Security

I'm a web programmer, using the Linux environment for 2 years.(I have experience with Web app hacks +Web app security techniques) I want to start studying security in-depth, but I have limited time ...
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Should I go for Master of Science by GIAC SANS and what to do with my expiring GSEC cert?

I am now concentrating on my startup which is basically a one-man show. At the same time, i just received an email from SANS Technology Institute’s (STI) about their exciting new accelerated option ...