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Creating a Great Talent in Security and Always be in Demand

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mdzaman

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:41 pm

Creating a Great Talent in Security and Always be in Demand

I was trying to think that I know something about security. The more I read and browse and surf, I learn and realize that I know too little and then less. I am observing in this forum that there are a good number of great posts. I wonder if we should start a process to identify steps needed to be taken to be informed and keep the expertise at a least to a certain level as we determine be the best practice. Time to time I will summarize points if we have this topic populated.

Let me know what you think.
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What90

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Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:07 am

Re: Creating a Great Talent in Security and Always be in Demand

For me Podcasts make keeping track a heck of a lot simpler. I can sit there while travelling to work or pretending to do house work and listen to what's going on in the security world.

Some of my favorities are:
http://www.pauldotcom.com/
http://cyberspeak.libsyn.com/
http://www.securitycatalyst.com/
http://www.mckeay.net/
http://sploitcast.libsyn.com/


There are a whole bunch more, I really enjoy the way the folks cover the content.

As an aside, Microsoft also have a couple of podcast of some of their presentations which can be useful to understand how security fits in with their products. Some of them don't make very good podcasts though, as they are hands on demos....
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SecurityAware

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Post Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:57 pm

Re: Creating a Great Talent in Security and Always be in Demand

The podcast idea mentioned in the previous post is a good one.  I use my commuting time to learn all kinds of skills - business "soft" skills, certifications (Prep Logic audio series or my own creations), and IT podcasts.

Another way understand best practices is to join a group such as a local 2600 club, ISACA meetings, and other professional and ametuer gatherings.  I also like reading magazines such as SC Magazine, Information Security, and other "trade rags" to keep me in the loop on developing trends.  Perhaps the best way to understand information security "best practices" is to work in the industry.  I learn the most about best practices by working with people who have more experience and are smarter than me.  That way the pressure to learn more is constant - and I've been in IT for over 15 years.  Although I am a senior level person working in a large Fortune 500 bank in the information security department, I learn something new about IS "best practices" every day.
Master's of Science in Information Security, CISSP, ITIL-Foundations

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mdzaman

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Post Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:28 pm

Re: Creating a Great Talent in Security and Always be in Demand

So far both of the discussions are great resources!!
Here is the summary of the ideas so far:

1. Podcasts
  • http://www.pauldotcom.com/
  • http://cyberspeak.libsyn.com/
  • http://www.securitycatalyst.com/
  • http://www.mckeay.net/
  • http://sploitcast.libsyn.com/
2. Association Meetings (ISACA, 2600 Club , ISSA Chapter)
3. Magazines (SC Magazine, Information Security Magazine)
4. Web Blogs

Obviously quite a lot of reading, studying and attending to do. Wouldn't it be great, if we had a message digest (!!) of some sort, which can be manageable and short and sweet for us to read with enough information.

Any ideas?

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