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Inside scoop to working in Info-security

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An insight to what it's like working in info-security.
This talk is meant for people wanting to join the info-security communication.
It gives them a better idea of what to expect.

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Inside scoop to working in Info-security

  1. 1. INFO-SECURITY INSIDE SCOOP TO WORKING IN
  2. 2. MYSELF LET ME INTRODUCE
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION STEPHANIE VANROELEN ▸ I’m from Belgium ▸ Work as an IT security consultant for Toreon ▸ Core team BruCON ▸ Organize HAK4KIDZ Belgium ▸ Volunteer for OWASP Mobile Testing guide ▸ SANS 504 (GCIH) certified
  4. 4. LEARNED LESSONS
  5. 5. 1. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING
  6. 6. HOW DID I GET HERE?
  7. 7. 2. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO LEARN
  8. 8. “I’M WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING AT LEAST ONCE” Stephanie Vanroelen LESSON 2
  9. 9. 3. YOU ARE NOW A SUPERHERO
  10. 10. 4. PEOPLE IN SECURITY ARE A LITTLE WEIRD
  11. 11. 5. FINDING THE RIGHT JOB
  12. 12. LESSON 5 TYPE OF SECURITY JOBS ▸ Pentesters ▸ CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) ▸ Security Analysts ▸ Incident Handlers and Forensics ▸ Privacy ▸ GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) ▸ …Many more
  13. 13. GENERALIST VS. EXPERT
  14. 14. LESSON 5 BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR ▸ Get the complete picture ▸ Talk to professionals ▸ Ask for both positive and negative aspects
  15. 15. TO CONSULT OR NOT CONSULT THAT IS THE QUESTION.
  16. 16. 6. IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW
  17. 17. SOME TIPS
  18. 18. TIPS READ, READ AND THEN READ SOME MORE ▸ Twitter & twitter lists ▸ Blogs ▸ https://pen-testing.sans.org/blog/pen-testing ▸ https://blog.rootshell.be/ ▸ Newsletters ▸ CTF walkthrough
  19. 19. TIPS LISTEN ▸ Training ▸ SANS ▸ OWASP ▸ Conference talks on YouTube ▸ Actual conferences
  20. 20. TEXT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT ▸ Online training ▸ https://www.cybrary.it/ ▸ http://www.securitytube.net/ ▸ Sans Pen Test Poster: https://pen-testing.sans.org/ ▸ CTF: https://ctf365.com/ ▸ Join Bugbounty programs
  21. 21. QUESTIONS?
  22. 22. CONTACT FEEDBACK ▸ twitter: @nephastieke ▸ mail: vanroelens@gmail.com

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