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
CodeAcademy to learn Python and other useful stuff
Listen to the podcast version of this episode here.
Want to level up your skills and learn more straight from John himself?
You can check out his classes below!
Active Defense & Cyber Deception
Getting Started in Security with BHIS and MITRE ATT&CK
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