Encoding – CISSP Domain 3

Today we’re going to take a quick look at encoding, as covered in Domain 3 of the CISSP common body of knowledge (CBK). There is often some confusion between encoding and encryption, so one of the purposes of this article is to look at how the CB… Continue reading Encoding – CISSP Domain 3

Hashing Functions – CISSP Domain 3

Today we’re going to take a quick look at hashing functions, as covered in Domain 3 of the CISSP common body of knowledge (CBK).  There is often some confusion between hashing, encryption, and encoding, so one of the purposes of this article… Continue reading Hashing Functions – CISSP Domain 3

Security professionals lose ‘central watering hole’ with demise of Peerlyst

For years, the Peerlyst social network has been a resource for software developers looking for a job or cybersecurity enthusiasts wanting to host meet-ups across the world. But on Aug. 27, the website will shut down, Peerlyst founder Limor Elbaz said Monday, citing financial pressure. “[W]e are realizing that we would not be able to grow [the website] as a VC-backed business without making huge compromises on quality,” Elbaz wrote, encouraging users of the platform to save a copy of their collaborations. Cybersecurity professionals lamented the end of the platform. “I took the news hard,” said J. Wolfgang Goerlich, an advisory CISO at Duo Security who has posted nearly 700 times on Peerlyst. “With the Peerlyst going away, we’re losing a central watering hole. The conversations may continue over LinkedIn and Facebook groups. But the loss of a dedicated security social media site will be felt for some time.” The site […]

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Tech sector job interviews test performance anxiety rather than competence at coding

A study from North Carolina State University and Microsoft finds that the technical interviews currently used in hiring for many software engineering positions test whether a job candidate has performance anxiety rather than whether the candidate is co… Continue reading Tech sector job interviews test performance anxiety rather than competence at coding

Lack of technology skills creates a dent in remote workers’ productivity

The lack of technology skills is contributing to a dent in productivity as workers struggle to adapt to working from home over prolonged periods. Questionmark is calling on employers to ensure that their people have the necessary technical skills as re… Continue reading Lack of technology skills creates a dent in remote workers’ productivity

Einstein Told Us: Why User Awareness is NOT the right focus

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Einstein (Well, not really!) Every day we hear another reason why user awareness (or better-named security awareness) is criti… Continue reading Einstein Told Us: Why User Awareness is NOT the right focus

Office 365 Users Targeted By ‘Coronavirus Employee Training’ Phish

Threat actors shift focus from COVID-19 to employee coronavirus training and current events like Black Lives Matter as cyber-attacks continue to rise. Continue reading Office 365 Users Targeted By ‘Coronavirus Employee Training’ Phish

RangeForce Revamps Cybersecurity Training Platform

RangeForce today updated its simulation platform for training cybersecurity professionals to make it easier to orchestrate and personalize modules for larger teams with a diverse range of skill sets. Bill Munroe, vice president of marketing for RangeF… Continue reading RangeForce Revamps Cybersecurity Training Platform

Hackaday Links: June 14, 2020

You say you want to go to Mars, but the vanishingly thin atmosphere, the toxic and corrosive soil, the bitter cold, the deadly radiation that sleets down constantly, and the long, perilous journey that you probably won’t return from has turned you off a little. Fear not, because there’s still …read more

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