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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 ...
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Web application penetration testing resources? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best resources to learn web security attacks? I'm very interested in web application penetration testing. I went over every good Youtube video on that subject and most ...
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What preparation do I need to fullfil for OSCP?

I am new to this whole Offensive Security field. Also I have not spent much time in IT. 6 months back I started running behind Offensive Security & started studying. First I studied for C|EH and ...
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Jobs Regarding Network Security

I am new college graduate from India with no job experience. I have deep interest in Information Security and would like to a work for any good company related to the field. Since I don't have ...
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How to get started in information security with sales background?

I am currently a Masters student looking to change career from sales to IT, specifically Information Security. What are some good resources about finding jobs? What skills should I focus on to get a ...
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networking and security

I'm trying to pick up networking security within a reasonable amount of time. I'm not specifically looking to learn about all the little tools that are available (although I do want to know about ...
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Code auditing and/or fuzzing - Books and resources

I've read the 'Shellcoder's Handbook' as well as 'The Art of Exploitation', and appreciated both a lot. Now I'm looking for additional resources delving into vulnerability spotting, code auditing, and ...
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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 sort of mathematical background is necessary to learn ethical hacking?

Do I need to be a "mathematical whiz" to be a hacker?
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Reading Wireshark Result and Security Learning Recommendation

I am (not so) currently learning about security and right now I am learning about using Wireshark. I bumped into this video: ...
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How to use attack trees and attack graphs

I am trying to understand how attack trees\graphs can be used in the security process. I read a lot of papers presenting the topic and how this reppresentation can be useful, but I really don't ...
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Demo of web site that is vulnerable to command injection

I'm looking for a demonstration web site that shows an example of a web site that is vulnerable to command injection: where I can inject something and get the web site to run a shell command. (This ...
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Best resources to learn web security attacks? [closed]

Can anyone suggest good resources to learn about vulnerabilities in and attacks on web sites, in a hands-on way, for someone with limited programming experience?
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What should students learn about security in an introductory programming course?

Some folks have advocated that security should be integrated into computer science coursework, throughout the curriculum. Suppose we are going to add one lecture on security, to a first course on ...
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NetSec/InfoSec position salary expectation and negotiation [closed]

I'm about to receive an offer for a position of "Security developer / Pen-tester" that I have been interviewing for. The firm is moderately sized and as some very big clients, so in terms of cost vs. ...
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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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Looking for information about the job from security consultants

I'm graduating with my bachelor's in computer science in December, and I'm looking to get an internship in a security consultant firm for the summer, or apply as an analyst/associate in October. I've ...
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Programming language for network security

I am working as a tester now. I am planning to move to the domain of security such as a CEH or CISSP. But many say that to be a great hacker you need to know at least one programming language well. I ...
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How to learn penetration testing at home?

I am interested in learning ethical hacking or penetration testing to head towards a career in that direction. I have a strong knowledge of linux and unix, basic computer theory and practice and ...
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Should a pentest report include the tester's opinion?

In this particular case, the webserver turned out to be a shared 3rd party system and was not tested. Examples: We do express grave concern at the overall security posture of that webserver and ...
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Good book about Scapy [closed]

Is there any good learning resources for Scapy apart from the official documentation? I am looking for a good book about the Scapy
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Security Engineers - What Do They Do?

I'm starting my MS in Computer Science (I hold a BS currently) soon and I'm considering specializing in cyber security. I'll be taking courses such as cryptography, biometrics, network security, ...
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What career path do I need to follow to become a CISO?

I'm a security researcher and I want to know what career path you think I need to follow to become a Chief Information Security Officer. What skills are necessary in this position ? What field of ...
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CIS vs CS for Information Systems Security?

I would like to know which degree out of these two would better prepare me for Information Systems Security. I want to eventually work with the CIA as a Information Systems security specialist however ...
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Books, videos, and other resources for CEHv7 [closed]

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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Introduction/refresher course on Windows security [closed]

Can someone point me to a blog or recommend a book with an introduction (or refresher course) to Windows security. I am not a newbie programmer, actually have more than 10 years of experience, with a ...
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Can too much web searching be a danger to a security professional?

As a junior security professional, I spend a lot of time goggling for things such as 'wpa dictionaries', 'vulnerabilities...' , 'how to crack ...','and so on. I sometimes feel like I am calling for ...
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What's the Security equivalent to SICP? [closed]

For those of you who don't know any developers and/or didn't go to MIT, The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs is the Canonical reference on it's title subject. It is often used as the ...
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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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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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Books to study for GCIA (GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst) [closed]

What set of books would you recommend to study for the GCIA certification without buying official study material? Also, please tell whether your suggestions are based on having completed GCIA ...
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How to improve as a security expert

I'm a professional software developer with a high interest in web application security. I'd say that I probably have a better understanding of the security of web applications than the average ...
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Beginner level security for a CS student

I am a final year CS student, and would like to study info sec. Till today, I've been reading infosec mailing lists, some Phrack papers etc., but all in a very casual way. I am interested in learning ...
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How do you organize a code review / static analysis report?

Recently I get involved in a security code review. I found many format string, buffer overflow and dangerous libc function call. Right now I need to write down a report with all the stuff founded ...
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Reading about security by design?

Security folks often encourage people to build security in from the start, and architect systems that are secure by design. What are some readings you would recommend for someone who wants to learn ...
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Literature about IT security from a hardware standpoint

Can you point me to any book, blog, paper, anything about IT security on the lowest possible level (hardware)? I'm primary interested in the motherboard, CPU & GPU, however, if you know any good ...
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In what ways do some banks inadequately advise their customers on online security?

I'm looking for specific examples of things such as: Misleading, but common advice Advice which has backfired Advice which is just, quite simply, incorrect which have been circulated time and time ...
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Learning Network Security [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources to learn about security I'm a software developer. I'm interested in learning Network Security, what is the recommended books, video courses, etc that I can ...
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Beginners materials for web security [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources to learn about security What materials can I study to learn web development security. I'm a web developer, I use ASP.NET, Java, PHP, and JavaScript. I want to ...
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Where can I find a mentor/teacher in computer security?

I really enjoy computers - especially security. That's why I went to a school profiled as technical/IT. However, they teach crap. They don't know anything after the release of windows xp/2003. When ...
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NSA CAE/IAE courses

Is there any list of specific courses that the NSA suggests to be taken at the schools that they have designated CAE/IAE? I have a general knowledge of what courses I should take, but I still want to ...
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SANS training - worth it? [closed]

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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How to “get in sync” with what is happening in the security scene right now? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What security resources should a white-hat developer follow these days? A colleague of mine already has some understanding of security fundamentals but still needs "get ...
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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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How would you reason with and work with the security paranoiac on your team?

The question of how to balance pragmatism with an absolutist view of security has been discussed here already. But I need the answer to a concrete variant of that question. You're the security expert ...
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Smartcards for Dummies

Are there any defacto resources for understanding the basics of smart cards? My problem is that I don't know what I don't know about the technology. Any good primers?
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What “hacking” competitions/challenges exist? [closed]

I have always enjoyed trying to gain access to things I'm not really supposed to play around with. I found Hack This Site a long time ago and I learned a lot from it. The issue I have with HTS is that ...
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Firewall demo - iptables

I have to make a demonstration about firewalls in my class as a student(university). It should be implemented using iptables on Linux. I am reading all the theories around them but I can't figure out ...