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Professionally Evil CISSP Certification: Breaking the Bootcamp Model

ISC2 describes the CISSP as a way to prove “you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program”.  It is one of the primary certifications used as a stepping stone in your cybersecurity career.   Traditionally, students have two different options to gain this certification; self-study or a bootcamp.  Both …

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Compliance is not Security

Many folks get confused about the difference between security and compliance. Many, especially those less technically inclined, assume that fulfilling compliance obligations sufficiently addresses security. Unfortunately, that’s not true as demonstrated by the continuing rise of security breaches each year. In this post, I’ll briefly explain the difference between security and compliance, and then outline …

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Professionally Evil Web App Pen Testing 101 Course

UPDATE: Updated the done steps. below.  Also changed the links from S3 to Git. Since our founding in 2010 Secure Ideas has always tried to focus on education and increasing the amount of available knowledge in our field.   As such we have contributed to courses, presented at conferences around the world and contributed to open …

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Introduction to Metasploit Video

The Metasploit Framework is a key resource for security assessors. Whether you’re goal is to become a commercial penetration tester, to demonstrate the risk of a vulnerability, or just need to identify certain weaknesses in your environment, Metasploit is your tool. Understanding how it works, and how to get started is the first step. The Metasploit project …

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Professionally Evil Courses: Ride Along Penetration Testing

Secure Ideas is excited to announce the latest class in our Professionally Evil Course series: Ride Along Penetration Testing.  This course will be held on October 9th at 2PM eastern. Unlike so many other courses, this is not a typical “here is a tool and how to use it” course.  In this 2 hour course, James …

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Professionally Evil Courses: Ride Along Penetration Testing

Secure Ideas is excited to announce the latest class in our Professionally Evil Course series: Ride Along Penetration Testing.  This course will be held on March 11th at 2PM eastern. Unlike so many other courses, this is not a typical “here is a tool and how to use it” course.  In this 2 hour course, …

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Professionally Evil Training: Tactical Burp Suite Webinar

Tactical Burp Suite Webinar Secure Ideas is excited to announce its latest upcoming online training.  We will be offering a two-hour session exploring Burp Suite and its use in a web application penetration test.  Kevin Johnson and James Jardine will explore the various features of Burp Suite, focused on how we use the system during …

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Professionally Evil Toolkit – Recon-ng

The first stage of almost every successful penetration test is the reconnaissance phase. During this phase of an engagement we scour publicly accessible resources for information about the target that will provide insight and direction for later phases. We look for information that was made public intentionally, and sometimes unintentionally, that tells us more about …

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Tactical Burp Suite Webinar

We have decided to try something new here at Secure Ideas.  We have a long history (as long as the company actually) of doing webcasts and presentations around the country.  (And we plan on continuing those!)  But we thought maybe we could start doing some of our own.  So we have recently signed up with …

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