A few years ago, I wrote a blog post, Hacker Summer Camp 2019, about how to stay safe at #HackerSummerCamp (Def Con + Black Hat + Diana Initiative + B-Sides + everything else that week in Vegas). I made a video to add more details, clarity and ideas on how to have more fun and make more friends. You can watch it below!
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In a recent ‘Ask Me Anything; Application Security’ live stream, Tanya Janca discusses ‘What would you tell University Students about Application Security?’ This video is approximately 9 minutes.
- There are over a million jobs in the security field for which there is no qualified security person available to fill; you will never be without work if you choose this field
- I explained that learning how to use zap is easy, and breaking things is fun
- Doing hands-on things right away is a good way to learn
- I explained that I started THIS SITE. How meta of me to discuss it here. I also talked about my long term goals for the site; to create affordable training so that we can create AppSec and DevSecOp engineers, and find them their first job.
- Discussion of two large problems in InfoSec; not enough highly skilled people to do all of the work and there is no clear career path to get into our field.
- Plans for SheHacksPurple.dev: to create theory and hands-on lessons with security tools. Especially the “not free” tools, that you are more likely to be expected to use at work. I am currently contacting vendors to see how we can create a deal so my students can try their products for free or almost-free.
- I describe how I want to teach my courses, how I hope to help people learn.
- Then I nerd out about Vulnerability Management and Metrics, because I really like those topics.
- Then someone in the chat changes the topic and that will be my very next post!
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In a recent ‘Ask Me Anything’ live stream, Tanya Janca of We Hack Purple discusses ‘DevSecOps versus Secure SDLC’. This video is approximately 2.5 minutes.
- DevSecOps is you as an AppSec professional, doing your job, in a DevOps environment.
- A secure SDLC is when you add security activities to your system development lifecycle. Preferably in every phase of the SDLC, and formalized (devs cannot avoid it).
- Examples of secure SDLC
- Threat modelling during design
- Adding security requirements & review during requirements gathering
- Reviewing your design for security flaws and to ensure secure deign concepts are applied
- Then Tanya gets off topic and talks about We Hack Purple.