Webcast: John Strand’s 5 Year Plan into InfoSec, Part 2

John Strand talks about his own journey into information security and shares his suggestions for those wanting to get started from scratch or who are looking to change career tracks.

Special Guests: Randy Marchany, CISO of Virginia Tech & Director of the VA Tech IT Security Lab, and Ed Capizzi, SANS instructor.

Show Notes / Links: Just a few of the specific things that were referenced in this show

View John’s Five Year Plan, version 1 from last year here: Five Year Plan Webcast, 2017

Slides for this webcast can be found here: https://www.blackhillsinfosec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SLIDES_5YearPlanIntoInfoSecPart2.pdf

Virginia Tech Cyber Range www.virginiacyberrange.org

“Good Computer Security is nothing but an inspired application of the fundamentals.” -Ed Capizzi

Book: TCP-IP Illustrated Volume 1: The Protocols (2nd Edition), Fall and Stevens

Enigma Code Breaker: IJ “Jack” Good

Wired Essay: “Inside the Twisted Mind of the Security Professional” by Bruce Schneider

Bash Scripting

CodeAcademy to learn Python and other useful stuff

20 Critical Controls

Mitre Attack Framework

Listen to the podcast version of this episode here.

Want to level up your skills and learn more straight from John himself?
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SOC Core Skills

Active Defense & Cyber Deception

Getting Started in Security with BHIS and MITRE ATT&CK

Introduction to Pentesting

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