Chuck Easttom, Allegiant Investigation's lead cyber forensics investigator, will be teaching a Hacking and Penetration Testing course June 19-29, 2017, at Collin College Courtyard Campus. For more information, go to https://vssb.collin.edu/PROD/bwckschd.p_disp_detail_sched?term_in=201774&crn_in=77246.
Chuck Easttom, Allegiant Investigation's lead cyber forensics investigator, will be teaching a Cryptography course, June 6-10, 2017, in Holland. For more information, go to https://www.tstc.nl/.
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The debate rages on year after year. Are certifications worth it? Pick any certification you like and type into Google “Is XXX certification worth it”. Half the answers you find will tell you that this particular certification is the Holy Grail of learning and the other half will tell you it is a waste of your time. My position is that both extremes are wrong. Let’s address each. First, the ‘certifications are worthless’ argument. This usually stems from someone who [...]
Concerns over ransomeware locking you out of sensitive files and a host of malware infecting your critical systems seem to have everyone scrambling for effective answers. I think many are missing some very simple steps that can be quite effective. I work from a home office, where I have several systems (for testing, various projects, etc.). The solution I use there is obviously on a much smaller scale than most office networks, but can provide some suggestions. Here are some [...]
One problem we have today, with the attention to cyber security, is that everyone wants to get into the game. And frankly there are all too many 'security professionals' and even 'security companies' that simply don't have sufficient skills. So what makes a good security professional? Here is what I consider the most basic skillset: First and foremost you need a solid understanding of computers. Yes a CS/CIS/BIS degree would be good, but without that, a basic skillset equivalent to [...]
I have now been working from time to time as an expert witness for over 11 years. I have worked on major intellectual property cases, forensics cases, and a few criminal cases. In that time, I have seen other expert witnesses make some significant errors. Without mentioning specific individuals, cases, or parties (for obvious reasons) I would like to share some real-world stories from the trenches. And, of course, I will mention what you should avoid (either as an expert, [...]