March 2014 B2B - Breaking into info sec

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March 2014 B2B - Breaking into info sec

  1. 1. Breaking into InfoSec? Where do I Start? BACK TO BASICS DEBRA TAYLOR SECRETARY@RALEIGHISSA.ORG @CYBERSPADE
  2. 2. Imagineer Your InfoSec Career
  3. 3. Ocean of Information
  4. 4. Jobs • Computer Crime Investigator / Forensics Expert • System, Network, and/or Web Penetration Tester • Forensic Analyst • Incident Responder • Security Analyst, Engineer, or Architect • Malware Analyst • Network Security Engineer • CISO/ISO or Director of Security • Security Operations Center Analyst Source: SANS: The 20 Coolest Jobs in Information Security
  5. 5. Traditional Approach •Universities and Community Colleges • Campbell University • Duke University • ECPI • ITT Tech • NC Community College System • NC State • UNC
  6. 6. Certification Centered •Classroom Based •Global Knowledge •New Horizons •TechSkills •Certification Search www.dice.com www.monster.com
  7. 7. Career Imagineering • Start at Job Description • Gaps? • What are the No Cost or Low Cost Training Options?
  8. 8. Networking • Start Here… at the Raleigh ISSA Meetings • Connect with People in the Field • Mentors • Warm • LinkedIn • Soft • Twitter • Tylerslab.com
  9. 9. PodCasts • SANS Internet Storm Center • SecurityNow • Tenable (Nessus) • Chet Chat: Sophos • Paul’s Security Weekly • The Southern Fried Security Podcast
  10. 10. Find OpenSource & Commercial Tools • Wireshark • Snort • Splunk • Security Onion • Suricata IDS/IPS
  11. 11. Programming • YouTube – Free • Coursera - Free • Code Academy – Free • Code - Free • Udemy – Low Cost • Python (Google), Ruby on Rails (Metasploit), Perl Scripting (Windows) • Java – oh Java, http://java-0day.com/
  12. 12. Other Options • InfoSec Conferences • SecDocs.org • Hackathons
  13. 13. Most Importantly • Stay Curious • Ask Questions • Be Involved

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