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3 Important Qualities for Infosec Practitioners

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What qualities do you think are important for Information Security Practitioners? While I realize this kind of sounds like a cheesy interview question, I challange you to entertain the thought. What qualities, be it technical or emotional, are important for every Information Security Practitioner?

I Write Because

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Why do I write? Why am I here? Why do I blog? All really great questions. Especially considering there is really not much content on my โ€œblog.โ€ Many times I have sat in front of my computer screen in blank stare, wanting to write, but lacking the words. So, I am going to try something different. Iโ€™m going to use writing prompts to shake up my brain and get the creative juices going. To read my ...

Defensive Cybersecurity Mega List - FREE Training Resources

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A mega huge list of Cybersecurity Training Resources, that are completely FREE. This list has a little bit of everything, from Blogs and Webcasts to college level courses. This list is for anyone who is new to cybersecurity or is just getting into the industry and has only a few years experience. I think you will find this to be a really great starting point for advancing your knowledge and han...

How to Check a Sketchy Link Without Clicking It

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Letโ€™s say youโ€™re working through your dozens of emails, responding to clients or customers or business partners and you come across this one email from your bank informing you that you need to reset your password. This email comes completely out of the blue and to top it off you donโ€™t recognize the senders email address. Do you click it?

2019 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge Write Up

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Ho ho ho and welcome to my very first ever SANS Holiday Hack Challenge write-up! Thatโ€™s right this is the very first time I have participated in a Holiday Hack Challenge and to be honest, this is the first Capture the Flag I have participated ever in my life. I havenโ€™t even had the privilege yet to attend a SANS event. Although I hope to change that soon. That might sound crazy but itโ€™s true. I...