Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

10/24/2017 07:32 AM EDT  Original release date: October 24, 2017

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. The month’s themes educate students and professionals about cybersecurity attack methods, best practices, and preventive measures and ...

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Speaking at 2017 ISSA International Conference

I am honored to be presenting at the 2017 ISSA International Conference, October 9-11 in San Diego, CA. This year’s theme is “Digital Danger Zone.” Please join me for networking, education, and fun.

I will be presenting “Shields Up for WordPress Web Sites and Blogs.”  This presentation covers the threat of website hijacking, what an attacker wants to do with your website, ...

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Why Would You Hire A Hacker?

CEH-logoShould you hire a hacker?  Recently, the US Department of Defense did just that in their “Hack the Pentagon” event this spring.  This event resulted in the discovery of over 200 vulnerabilities that have been remediated, making our Defense network more secure.

The hackers we are recommending would be Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) or Offensive Security Certified Professionals (OSCP).  These are professional cybersecurity practitioners who have received the specialized training to ...

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Cybersecurity Jobs In Demand

CEH-logoIf you are in high school (or junior high) or college, attracted to technology, and looking for a career with a future, then you should give serious consideration to the field of Cybersecurity.  A recent press release from Cybrary reveals the results of  its Cyber Security Job Trends Survey for 2016.  Cybrary surveyed 435 senior level technology professionals, and the results indicated a pressing need for more skilled cybersecurity ...

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Twin Cities 2016 CISSP Study Group

I got this announcement yesterday and thought I’d post it here for interested cybersecurity professionals.

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The 2016 CISSP Study Group for (ISC)2 “Common Body of Knowledge Examination” is forming with the first session starting Feb 23, 2016.  The study group is scheduled to last until June 28.

Background:
The board of directors of both the Minnesota Chapter of ISSA and the Twin Cities Minnesota (ISC)2 Chapter agreed to sponsor a CISSP Study Group.  “Our ...

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