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Category Archives: Cyber Security

  • Take the Challenge: Preparing for a Capture the Flag Event

    With the growing need for cyber security professionals, many companies are taking on new ways to engage and recruit this community. One trend has been Capture the Flag (CTF) events, which enable participants to engage in scenarios they might encounter in actual cyber attacks. You… more

  • NASA’s SpaceApps Challenge

    Hackathons and challenges are all the rage -- the gamification of product development and recruiting. One of the best organizations in developing unique ways to get the pubic involved is the government agency that inspires all of us to reach for the stars: NASA. This weekend N… more

  • Why Does a Recruiter Attend Black Hat or DEF CON

    Black Hat and DEF CON are two pre-eminent information security conferences. DEF CON bills itself as the oldest continuously running hacker convention and is a less institutional type event than Black Hat. I recently asked Black Hat / DEF CON veteran Kirsten Renner, Talent Man… more

  • A Cybersecurity Professionals Recommended Reading List

    With summer upon us, it is time to pull out the recommended reading list. Fortunately, Matthew Devost has put together a great summer reading list for the cybersecurity professional. This list of books reflects a very diverse spectrum of interests and is in no particular order. … more

  • Black Hat + Veterans

    For some time now we have been saying the information security workforce shortage could be solved if we encouraged more veterans to transition into this field. Veterans have the key skills and experience that all information security or cybersecurity companies are looking for. … more