Formal education and training in preparation for the practice of a profession.

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What is a company's benefit of training employees in cybersecurity?

I'm a federally employed senior executive assistant with user knowledge of computer programs and software. I'm trying to change my career and am looking for my employer to pay for my training. I'm ...
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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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Android OS Security [closed]

I am somewhat confused in terms of how secure Android OS is and how updates work on Android. Are there security fixes on each release? How can I keep track for Android exploits and what are the most ...
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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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Comprehensive & current book on native application exploit research & development [closed]

Is there a 'must read', comprenhensive book on native application exploit development? Covering the process of finding vulnerabilities (fuzzing, reverse engineering, code analysis, etc...) & ...
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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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How do INFOSEC competitions deal with social engineering?

Whenever I read about a cybersecurity competition, I always wonder, since almost everyone involved is a security professional, can such exercises ever be realistic? One of the weakest links in any ...
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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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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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Is anything written in the book “Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms” c2004 still valid? [closed]

I was reading through some of this book on google: http://books.google.ca/books?id=qmdCs_Jf2AEC It is uploaded to a hungarian website here: http://denialofservice.uw.hu/index.html I was reading... ...
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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 [closed]

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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Anti-Phishing Campaign Objective

At every office I have worked, links and files, both internal and external, are shared in emails. Is the objective of an anti-phishing campaign that users never click on blind, or otherwise ...
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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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Reading for starter in Computer System Security [closed]

What book is a best introduction to a computer systems security for a beginner in the field. One which covers the breadth as well as depth of security and finding vulnerabilities.
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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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Networking books for programmers [closed]

I have some programming experience, mostly in web apps, based on pre-existing frameworks. That is, all the networking side of things are handled already, and no knowledge of them is necessary. I ...
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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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applications of linear algebra to “security”?

I am taking a course in linear algebra which was to be credited towards a program in applied math. My interests have moved towards matters of "security" (information, network, cryptographic, etc.). ...
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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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How to initiate the learning process of modern day IT Security concepts mainly cryptography? [closed]

I am a programmer with about 7 years of experience mainly in Java . I am interested in the subject of cryptography very much . I love algorithms and datastructures . When I first started learning ...
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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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Good reading about windows architecture/reversing [closed]

I have a feeling that I need to get more knowledge about system programming and winapi/windows architecture in particular to be able to understand how lots of exploits work (like those exploiting ...
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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. ...