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October 9th, 2008
shadow_daz @ : security certifications
according to the above article, security certifications proven to increase salary
"Of the 165 certified skills we survey, only 17 increased in value over last year," said David Foote, the firm's founder and CEO. Included in that handful of skills are several security certifications, such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
In fact, seven of the 17 certifications that increased in value were from the security sector, with those who had earned the GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification posting a whopping 36.4% average salary increase during the last 12 months: the largest salary growth of any certified professional. Overall, pay for security certifications was up 0.4% during the last six months and 2% during the last year (through July 1, 2008), compared with the downward trend of all IT certifications, which lost 2.5% during the last six months and 3.5% during the past year..."
August 7th, 2008
shadow_daz @ : security conferences
a couple of words about security conferences
The Last HOPE - HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth), just recently went to this conference in July. Loved it. the NextHOPE is on 2010, which is in 2 years. Conference location: New York City. Time: July.
ShmooCon - Security Conference in Washington DC area. Have not been to this one, but from what I heard a really good one as well. Planning on going to the next one. Time: February.
USENIX WOOT - Smaller security conference in San Diego area. Many papers on the web-site.
BlackHat - One of the most popular security conference. Held twice a year, one in Las Vegas (USA) and the other one in Europe. Time: August (each year). Just recently went to the training held by them.
DefCon - DefCon is probably the most popular security conference. Location: Las Vegas. Time: August (each year).
There are more of course, these ones are just the ones I know of so far.
shadow_daz @ : back
aaand half a year later I am back.
now that I actually work in InfoSec field, and I deal with security much more than earlier, I realize that news is of course a nessesty but there's just too much of companies that do much better job than I would.
Although I am going to post occasional news here, I am thinking of putting useful security links here.
I am using Firefox 3 on MAC and its a hassle keeping all bookmarks together. GoogleBookmarks don't work for MAC and if anyone has any suggestions, I'll definitely can use them.
So, a bunch of links for today's post:
UnprotectedHEX - sec blog
SmashtheStack - Wargaming network
EmergingThreats - Sec blog; Signature/Rule development site
Milw0rm - this site does not need introduction, one of the most popular for the new exploits hosting sites ever.
Penetration testing Framework - most extensive site I have seen on PenTesting
ip2location my favorite IP to location resolver, to my knowledge most accurate.
and in the end, some strawberrys:
SEXY HACKING - might be NSFW ;) depends were you work.
untill next time
Tags: coming back