InfoSec Career Hacking
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InfoSec Career Hacking by Chris Hurley
Book Description"InfoSec Career Hacking starts out by describing the many, different InfoSec careers available including Security Engineer, Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Auditor, Security Administrator, Programmer, and Security Program Manager. The particular skills required by each of these jobs will be described in detail, allowing the reader to identify the most appropriate career choice for them. Next, the book describes how the reader can build his own test laboratory to further enhance his existing skills and begin to learn new skills and techniques. The authors also provide keen insight on how to develop the requisite soft skills to migrate form the hacker to corporate world. * The InfoSec job market will experience explosive growth over the next five years, and many candidates for these positions will come from thriving, hacker communities * Teaches these hackers how to build their own test networks to develop their skills to appeal to corporations and government agencies * Provides specific instructions for developing time, management, and personal skills to build a successful InfoSec career
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597490115
(254mm x 178mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Syngress Media,U.S.
Publisher: Syngress Media,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chris Hurley
WarDriving and Wireless Penetration Testing, Paperback (November 2006)
Focuses on the methods used by professionals to perform WarDriving and wireless pentration testing. This work is suitable for those individuals that are tasked with performing penetration testing on wireless networks.
How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network, Paperback (August 2006)
Offers the busy network administrator with solutions to securing the wireless network. This book provides the basic tools and instruction to maintain a secure network while allowing acceptable access to users.
OS X for Hackers at Heart, Paperback (December 2005)
Covering OS X 10.4 Tiger, this book teaches hackers - from software developers to security professionals to hobbyists - how to use the powerful (and often obscure) features of OS X for wireless networking, WarDriving, software development, penetration testing, scripting administrative tasks, and more.
WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Chris Hurley
The practice of WarDriving is a combination of hobby, sociological research, and security assessment. This book is written from the inside perspective of those who have created the tools that make WarDriving possible and those who gather, analyze, and maintain data on all secured and open wireless access points in metropolitan area worldwide.
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Author Biography - Chris Hurley
Chris Hurley is a Senior Penetration Tester in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 10 years of experience performing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and general INFOSEC grunt work. He is the founder of the WorldWide WarDrive, a four-year project to assess the security posture of wireless networks deployed throughout the world. Chris was also the original organizer of the DEF CON WarDriving contest. He is the lead author of WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 19318360305). He has contributed to several other Syngress publications, including Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit (ISBN: 1-5974490210), Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity (ISBN: 1597490067), InfoSec Career Hacking (ISBN: 1597490113), and OS X for Hackers at Heart (ISBN: 1597490407). He has a BS from Angelo State University in Computer Science and a whole bunch of certifications to make himself feel important. Johnny Long is a Christian by grace, a professional hacker by trade, a pirate by blood, a ninja in training, a security researcher and author. He can be found lurking at his website (http://johnny.ihackstuff.com). He is the founder of Hackers For Charity(http://ihackcharities.org), an organization that provides hackers with job experience while leveraging their skills for charities that need those skills.
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