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Do I need a bachelor's degree to break in information security? [closed]

First of all, I have a college diploma in computer networking. I tried to get a job as network admin, but because of my lack of experience in that field I did not succeed. So I returned as a help ...
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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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Preparation for Blue Team Competitions [closed]

I am a CS student, and am considering competing in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Although I have a fair amount of experience in programming competitions (e.g. ACM at High School ...
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Books to start the study of TCP/IP [closed]

I'm 20 years old and have no knowledge in the world of information security! I'm currently studying engineering and I've recently found what work I want to do (pentesting or a career in fields like ...
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What college majors are suitable for a career in security? [closed]

I was recently asked by a friend of mine (outside the computer science field) if he can be successful in web-application pen-testing I took this as an excuse to ask a more comprehensive question. I ...
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Syllabus for self-studying information security and Pentesting [closed]

I'm someone who's distant, industry-wise, from technology. I'm actually in the medical field. That said, I'm very interested in technology and specifically in information security. I'd like to make a ...
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System Hardening: Outsource to Security Expert or have Sys Admin do it? [closed]

Can any of you security experts help me make a decision on how to deal with staffing for an initial hardening for an Apache server running MySQL and PHP? We are working on a new site have to do ...
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Applications of ODEs to Cybersecurity

My university's cybersecurity program allows one to take a course in ordinary differential equations as an elective. The course would be interesting to take, although I don't know how I'd apply it to ...
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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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security clearance for programmers

I am programmer by day and night, I work within security at the moment working on some security products. I have noticed a few non software engineering based roles which require security clearance. I ...
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Tricky code to make memory-safe

I'm designing a homework challenge for students who are learning about memory safety and writing secure C code. As part of this, I am looking for a small programming task where it's non-trivial to ...
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Network and Security Associates v.s. CISCO Security Associates [closed]

My college is expanding the Information Technology department to include Networking and Security as well as the CISCO Security. In my research online I have found different information for each ...
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Course project that teaches secure design

I'm looking for a class project that (1) is scalable to large classes, and (2) teaches secure design. This is for an undergraduate course on computer security. Hopefully, it would be educational and ...
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How to attract hackers?

I'm contributing to an open source project and we setup a testbed for security testing. We want to start a challenge to find security flaws and my question is: how do we attract hackers to ...
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Breaking into the IT Security Industry as a pentester [closed]

I am currently a programmer with 4 years of experience. In the past I have done tech support for a few years and was an instructor at an IT trade school for a few years. I have a good balance of IT ...
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Study roadmap to write a crypter / backdoor

Recently I came across a site called SecurityTube.net, which has a ton of amazing security stuff. I'm following their Python Scripting Expert videos which are totally worth it. I also came across the ...
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personal studies to become a security expert [closed]

I'm a little late, I'm 21 always been interested in IT and this past year I've looked here and there for computer security, but I don't have a diploma. I never had any idea on what to do in my life ...
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Pursue career in Network Security [duplicate]

My qualification is Masters in Computer Science and i am currently working as a Technical Support Associate (Network Support) with a MNC. I am good with JAVA programing and have worked on some small ...
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Best source(s) for security related news? [closed]

What is the best place to go for security news? I am looking for everything from news updates to editorials to guides and research. Anywhere considered more reliable or particularly hard-hitting? ...
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What are some signs that a certain degree in information security will be a quality one?

I have been searching frantically for a college that has a good information security program. One of the ones I came across is Wilmington Universities Computer and Network Security program. I got a ...
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Is writing shellcode still a valid skill to have/learn?

Following up from this question: Should I bother teaching buffer overflows any more? I am a it sec researcher and also security course instructor. Recently questions have been raised about the ...
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which certification course should I choose? [closed]

The company I'm working in propose among others the following courses related to security ISO 27001 Lead Auditor ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Certified Certified Information Systems Security ...
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Cryptography Online Education [closed]

Do the security experts at IT Security have a preference between the two cryptography courses offered by Coursera (Stanford), "Cryptography I" and Udacity, "Applied Cryptography"? I am seeking an ...
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SANS Forensic Course -worth it? [closed]

I'm a Security Student at Pennsylvania State University and I am considering taking FOR408 through SANS this summer in Pittsburgh (not far from my home). I really want this to help me stand out in my ...
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Resources for building a network security curriculum

I am currently helping my teacher create a curriculum around IT Security because it isn't currently implemented. Some previous question had decent responses but I was wondering if there was more. My ...
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How would one go about becoming a Security Researcher

Can any Security Researchers/Pentesters/Hackers point me in a direction to learn about becoming a Security Researcher and steps to take?
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What should someone learn to get into IT Security? [closed]

I want to learn about security. How to monitor systems, mobile devices, computers etc. What sort of stuff do I need to research to get into my own devices and monitor/change things, be fluent in Linux ...
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Is advanced mathematics relevant to security beyond cryptography?

Short question. The title says it all... is advanced mathematics (i.e. beyond the classic college level calculus sequence) relevant to any field of computer security besides cryptography? By relevant, ...
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Necessary education for InfoSec? [closed]

So, as it stands I'm a 21 year old recent Bio-Chemistry graduate looking for a path into InfoSec. Without a background in any computing discipline I assumed that it would be seen as compulsory that I ...
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What are my options for a career switch into IT Security? [duplicate]

I am currently working as a Software/Web Developer with around eight years experience, however I have always had an interest in IT Security and am now hoping to move my career in this direction. I ...
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What are the good resources for learning Metasploit?

Ok. I'm a newbiw (Script kidde) and I want to learn more about Metasploit. Not for fun, but to understand what exploits are, how they are used, and deployed. I've heard a lot about the Metasploit ...
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Should a penetration tester have training in ISO 27001/ITIL etc?

I recently got offered a promotion but as part of the package I've been requested to do ISO 27001, ITIL, ARPA and other kinds of training. I've previously avoided this sort of training as I felt it ...
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What knowledge is neccessary to work in computer security? [closed]

What level of knowledge does a person need to work in computer security? Are the following skills sufficient? Good knowledge in TCP/IP networking Good knowledge in firewalls/firewall techniques ...
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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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How to explain computer security to low-grade students?

This is my first question here on Security, so please forgive me if I'm in the wrong place for asking this. I am a computer science teacher currently teaching classes of teenage students age between ...
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Building a Security Training Simulation environment

My university is keen to build a security training simulation environment/platform and it will be a good learning experience for students. I Googled around to find out how it is built, but I only ...
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As a beginner in IT Security, should I learn TCP/IP?

I'm a university lecturer and a web and desktop software developer. For many reasons I want to learn software security to change my field in the long run. It's been a few days that I've started ...
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How to prepare for hacking competitions [closed]

I know that there are several hacking competitions, but I would like to know how to prepare for hacking competitions. I know that there are several hacking courses, online and offline, but they only ...
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Whats the best IT Security Web Forum? [closed]

I'm looking for a good source for IT Security, specifically information for Information Security Professionals. I'm wondering what your favorite is?
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Application security training for developers [closed]

I am trying to establish an application security group within an organization and although there is a plethora of courses for penetration testers, i fail to find an equal amount of training courses ...
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Studies on Android users' attitude to security

I'm a final year BSc. student of Computer Security & Forensics at the University of Bedfordshire (UK). I'm investigating perceptions of security on Android platforms, and how to educate users of ...
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“Hello World” example of a Buffer Overflow attack in many programming languages

I'm looking for a very simple application that has an intentional Buffer Overflow embedded in it. I'm assuming this possible in systems where DEP and ASLR are not being used Ideally (and if ...
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What are the risks of a rogue Access Point? What lessons can be learned from the Wifi Pineapple?

I'd like to educate colleagues and peers on rogue access points using the tool "Wifi Pineapple". What are some specific security-related lessons I could demonstrate? If applicable, what are the ...
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What things should a penetration tester know about databases?

I want to start learning about databases from a penetration tester's perspective and I would like to know what things will be useful on the long run. Also do you know any good books to kickstart my ...
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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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Where can I get security breach alerts?

I've been following a mish-mash of Google News alerts as well as some 'security' influencers on Twitter, but have a feeling there's a more efficient way to deal with this out there...
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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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How to convince your boss about importance of IT security

Do you know how could I make my security complaints/advices more effective? Or How could I convince my boss about IT security? There are a couple of known good practices in the field of IT security. ...
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Information Security is becoming more important, but why is it still so difficult to start off in?

For example i have seen countless speachess by the UK goverment on how likely a cyber attack is, if so why do they not offer more incentives for new security professionals. I find it frustrating as a ...
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Where should I go from here to be a pentester?

I would like some tips on what I can study to be a better penetration tester. That is what I would like to work towards being, although I have trouble knowing where to start. I have a decent ...