You gear up for another exciting day in infosec, walk into your building, sit at your cube and open up your email. If you’re like me you also browse social media feeds for the latest news in cybersecurity. That is when you see it, the next named bug…..heartbleed, shellshock, poodle, ghost, and now badlock. You sigh, […]

Look AppSec people, I know you just love dealing with development teams.  I know the best part of my day is logging into my computer to be greeted by 3 “we don’t think this vulnerability is an issue” emails. Believe me, I’m sure they share the same warm, fuzzy feelings about us as well. But […]

At this point, I’m sure you’ve all heard about Apple’s on-going fight with the FBI over allowing backdoors into iPhones.  In the world of cyber security, encryption, and privacy, this is the battle that will set the tone for the impending war.  I have an enormous amount of respect for Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook.  In an […]

I know how hard it is for recent college graduates to snag that first big interview, so a big congratulations to you. That’s the first step to entering the cyber security profession.  I also know how intimidating it can be trying to prepare for it.  I figured I’d share some of the experiences I’ve had […]

I remember during my senior year of college the struggle and confusion surrounding where to start my career.  Luckily, I had a very helpful professor who gave me an overview of the different paths a security professional can take.  As I started my career, it became apparent that it wasn’t as simple as he explained. […]

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m constantly on Amazon looking for new books to read.  I’ve managed to acquire a decent collection of books and read through the majority of them.  I figured I’d share a few of my favorites, and give a little insight on each of them. The Web Application Hacker’s […]

So you’ve just graduated (or maybe you’re just finishing school) and you’re wondering where to go from here.  Graduate school is expensive and those student loans are coming in every month, how do you continue learning without paying tens of thousands of dollars every year? Certifications are a great path to take, and the best […]