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Questions tagged [professional-education]

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

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Trying to learn bug-bounties, how do I use the practice sites like hackthissite and hacmebank?

Do I just attack those sites while they're live, or is there a way to download the site to attack offline? The reason I'm curious is because if those sites are vulnerable and being used for practice ...
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How can an absolute beginner begin with cyber security? [closed]

I am an absolute beginner in coding/computer science and want to pursue a particular role in cyber security open to all degrees (I am studying chemical engineering). Can anyone recommend what I should ...
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Interested in MS in IT/Information assurance. Will my mathematics background be of any use?

I earned my BS in math, worked a few analytics jobs, and over the past year have been debating going back to school for an MS in IT/IA (I started considering it seriously after passing the Security+ ...
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Vulnserver windows 10 only a few exploits

I am playing around with vulnserver on my windows 10 (up to date) host. The weird thing is I only get crashes with KSTET and GTER and nothing with the other ones. As I found this weird I cheated a ...
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Ethical Hacking/Bug Bounty programs: Best way to get started professionally? [closed]

I am self-employed (degree in computer science) and I have been fighting a serious illness for the past several years (and still am) which makes it pretty much impossible to take on client projects as ...
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Best book for learning information security [closed]

What is the best book(s) on the market right now for mastering network security. In other words, what are the best materials out right now to learn hacking/protecting operating systems and software.
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I want to be a cybersecurity professional, but it feels as if I am so far behind. What do I need to do to catch up? [closed]

At the moment, I am going into my Sophomore year majoring in Cybersecurity at a state university. Overall, the learning process has felt comparatively slow with others my age. While the courses I am ...
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Considering majoring in “information security and network engineering”. Will this course leave me between two different career paths?

I am interested in majoring in something related to cybersecurity, so I read about it and looked up the college programs near me. The only course that I found relating to it in Jordan (my home country)...
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Does being multi-lingual (in the 'natural language' sense) ever come in handy at all in information or network security?

I'm not professionally involved in security, so hopefully you can pardon me if I misuse any terminology or demonstrate my naivete in some other way. This question came to me as I was reading this ...
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Application and Information Security software development market [closed]

This is a question more about how the market is for a software engineer with a focus on application and information security, mainly development and software engineering, either of secure practices ...
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How to best educate users on telltale signs of malware infections?

My company is in the process of training and testing all employees on our security policies and practices. As a member of the team doing this training and testing, I had a thought that it may be ...
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Which of the following studies is the most important for a penetration tester? [closed]

I want to study cyber security in the future, but before I can do that I believe that I have to study one of the following educational programs: Network Administrator Application Developer IT ...
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Road to be an Independent Security Researcher? [closed]

I want to be a security researcher, but I can't find a fixed set of syllabus or sets of skills you need to know before hand in order to be called a security researcher. It's very unambiguous, Is it ...
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CCNP, OS, and Cyber Security

I'm a student aspiring to pursue a career in the field of cyber security. I'm studying computer science but am very new to the actual industry world. I've recently signed up for an academy that ...
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Changing Horses Mid-Stream: A New Career in Technology [closed]

So, after a few years in the professional world of sales, I have finally stumbled onto something that I actually enjoy doing and being around: the wonderful world of IT. Perhaps I am crazy? Anyways, ...
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Good book on PCI DSS? [closed]

I need to upgrade my skills on PCI DSS Compliance. I'm looking for a couple of combo: one to cover everything in an extensive way (a sort on encyclopedia to keep as a reference) and a quick guide to ...
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Assistance if you may [closed]

I am currently doing general IT for a software company and my main focus is switching into security.. that being said my question is about the opinion here in regards to: https://www.offensive-...
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How to study for cyber security basic level exam? [closed]

I have a basic level exam on cyber security, so I was wondering what I should read and learn for the exam. I would appreciate it if you would help me find some study materials to work with.
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Pursuing a career in Cybersecurity

I'm getting ready to start my undergraduate studies and I am little confused as to where I should place my studies. I like solving puzzles, analyzing data fun and find exploits and pentesting. I want ...
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Is penetration testing becoming objectively “harder” as apps/protocols/operating systems become more secure?

I am currently enrolled in Offensive Security's "Penetration Testing with Kali" course, which is aimed at newcomers to penetration testing. The course is great, with many examples/exercises, and a ...
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How to Estimate the Value of GIAC certification to future career growth and earnings? [closed]

I am currently a CISA exam passer having passed my Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam from ISACA in June of last summer. I currently work as an IT auditor to accumulate the work ...
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Where are good sources of information on current tactics that are used in cyber attacks?

I got hired in the cyber security field and it's a break-in for me. I have many years in the IT field so I am building right off of that. My job requires knowledge of common attack vectors/signatures,...
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Am I preparing for a career in cyber security AFROTC properly?

What is it like working in military cyber security? What are the restrictions (in terms of software)? Would I be able to pick an OS? Can I use my own tools? Do I have to give the government any tools ...
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DVWA - Odd command injection behaviour (High)

After completing the OS Command Injection level on High, I was delving a little deeper so I could write it up. It seems that while the solution works on the web app the same command errors on the ...
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Good example of heap exploits on Linux

I'm doing a demonstration of memory corruption attacks, and would like to show some working examples of exploits that feature heap corruption (such as use-after-free). My requirements are: A working ...
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Who are some renowned academicians or PhD guides in Information Security? [closed]

The question might seem opinion based, but I wish to know who are some people who are academicians or PhD guides in the field of Information Security?
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prep for exam CEH V8 [closed]

I study for CEH V8 exam and I want to know is any list of questions or something? An example for the exam, how does this look like? I found just this: http://www.thelonecoder.com/pdfs/CEH-practise-312-...
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What is the difference between Vulnerability Assessment and Ethical Hacking?

What is the difference between Vulnerability Assessment and Ethical Hacking?
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Is it probable that a penetration tester can eventually become a good malware analyst? [closed]

Would it be logical for a pen tester who knows scripting and how viruses/malware are made to apply for a job as a malware analyst? Would this give him/her an edge at all? Or not really.
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Building a secure home network

I am trying to design my next home network and I was curious if there was an accepted pattern or if something like my design would work. -> Main Gateway AT&T Duel Modem Router combo |-> ...
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So where do I start learning about Cyber Sec? [duplicate]

I'm an 11th grader interested in the whole field/world of IS and what not so I decided to look around this site and various others, and I have come to the conclusion that I have no clue where I am to ...
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Secuirty related certification/training for .NET Developers [closed]

I would like to know if there are any Free certifications related to writing secure code that myself and our team of .NET/AngularJS web-developers take up, So that we can write secure code and also ...
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Is it legal to teach about hacking and tools? [closed]

I'am currentliy working on a e-learning content about wireless security. It is an app I want to launch on the AppStore and Google Play. It shows what the problems and dangers are and also what tools ...
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Seeking guidance on breaking in to InfoSec field [closed]

I have been interested in Information Security and Forensics for a really long time and was the reason I decided to pursue a degree in CSE (Bachelors acquired), however, I am having a difficult time ...
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Does Computer Programming and Hacking necessarily involve math? [closed]

Is it possible to study the subfield of Computer Programming and Hacking without being very good in Math? Apart from Cryptography and Computer Programming and Hacking - Are there any subfields of ...
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Certification in secure software development? [closed]

I'm looking for available certifications for software developers and for companies that produce software products. Are any available?
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How can I proceed with my research on applying machine learning in Cyber Security? [closed]

I have two years of experience as a pen tester, I want to do masters in machine learning and security and research in finding ways to tackle current security problems through machine learning. Also ...
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Why are overused buzzwords like Cyber and Hacking still prevalent in our industry? [closed]

Proper terminology is important for anyone who wants to learn something. The best way to develop professionalism is to rely on a set of well defined technical terms. So it should be in any ...
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InfoSec Jobs without College Degree With Work Experience? [closed]

This question as been asked before it seems, but I could use some advice myself for my specific situation. I am very frustrated with my university. I study software engineering and I am very bored. I ...
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How can programming knowledge help towards information security [duplicate]

Im interested in becoming a cyber security expert. I feel comfortable with my networking skills but im worried about my programming skills. How important is for a cyber security expert to have ...
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how to start penetration testing? [closed]

I am currently working as security analyst on few applications and am willing to jump into penetration testing in future.To start with, what kind of skill set do i need to develop like tools and ...
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What should I learn for Cyber security [closed]

I am a first-year student that wants to study Cyber security in future. But I don't know exactly all subjects which I must study deeper for this area. I read that I need to study, as for programming ...
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Which topics should a security training for non-IT persons contain?

(I am not sure, if this question fits the security.stackexchange-board, but the list of askable topics does not exclude this question imho and there are some examples) I've worked for several ...
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The “5 years experience required” paradox [closed]

In looking for a job in the Raleigh/Durham area, every information security position has CISSP required, or 5+ years experience in information security required. This doesn't add up. Every day I hear ...
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Getting into pentesting with no experience

Wanted to ask a question that I've seen answered in many places, but I could find nothing related to a specific point I got. Just a bit of background, I work in 3rd level software support for 5+ ...
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Need some recommendations on good IR hands-on training [closed]

Does anyone know if there is any good hands-on training for incident response and digital forensics, or certification I need to take in order to gain more hands-on experience? Thanks and any helpful ...
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How to get started? [closed]

Hi I am trying to get started in all this. I don't have that much experience but I am going to school to get a bachelors in information technology and I have learned a little bit about hacking as well ...
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Teaching “Secure by Design”

I'm a Security Architect, and I'm used to defining the security of project as a specification that gets carried out by others. I have been recently tasked with teaching new coders how to design and ...
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Strategy/structure/roadmap to learn Pentesting [closed]

I am currently teaching myself computer security and pentesting. My problem is the following: I more or less know the absolute basics (tcp/ip, bufferoverflows, xss...) but in all those areas I dont ...
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Is there an effective social engineering employee awareness program?

Social engineering is cited as one of the primary threat vectors (see for example at: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Fixing-the-1-Problem-in-2e58ac4a). Employee awareness training is also ...