Its A Software-Defined Virtualized World

One of the trends that I am seeing, at least as it applies to the curriculum used in most cybersecurity certifications, such as the CISSP, CASP+, and CySA+, is that technology is moving to a software-defined, virtualized everything.  The latest issue of the Internet Protocol Journal, Volume 24, Issue 2, July 2021 has an interesting article titled Network Functions Virtualization. Reading the article made me think back to the topics I’d been teaching about Software-Defined Networking, which involves splitting traditional router functions into the ...

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Weekend Update

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


7 expert tips on recruiting cybersecurity pros

HR and recruiting experts offer unique ways to find and hire cybersecurity talent.  This is an excellent article about what is right and what is wrong in current cybersecurity hiring practices.


Poison packages – “Supply Chain Risks” user hits Python community with 4000 fake modules

To this “researcher”, ...

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Preparing for a CISSP Certification Bootcamp

Attending a CISSP certification bootcamp should be the final step in your preparation for taking and passing this highly sought and often required cybersecurity certification exam.  How should you prepare for the bootcamp itself?

I teach about three CISSP bootcamps a month.  A bootcamp is a full time, eight hour per day, 5 or 6 day exam cram experience.  It is drinking from ...

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