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Einstein Told Us: Why User Awareness is NOT the right focus

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Einstein (Well, not really!) Every day we hear another reason why user awareness (or better-named security awareness) is critical. We hear an announcement of another breach or social engineering attack. And then we get asked why security …

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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 Application Security Class Live in Charlotte NC

Are you a developer who wants to better understand web application security?  Are you a security practitioner who needs to delve into web app penetration testing? Well now you have your chance!  Come and learn how to hack web applications and services from our Professionally Evil experts! Secure Ideas is excited to announce the latest in our course …

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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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