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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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Spring Break without Breaking the Bank: Hands On Training

Over the last eight years, one of the main focuses of Secure Ideas has been education.  One responsibility we take very seriously is that of growing the skills within our clients and the public, with the objective of raising the bar in security.  This mindset and core passion of Secure Ideas is because we all …

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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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Announcing Tactical Sec Ops: Cloud Edition Online

2016 is shaping up to be an interesting and exciting time at Secure Ideas. We have always done training in one form or another. Many of you may have first heard of Secure Ideas through the training that we have done for organizations such as SANS, DerbyCon, Blackhat, OWASP, MISTI, Princeton University, Columbia University, and …

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CORS Global Policy

I recently noticed an uptake on Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) findings showing up in automated scanning tools, which would not have been a significant concern except for the fact that the tools were rating this as a relatively “high” severity and very few people I asked about it seemed to have any idea what it …

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Comprehensive Testing: Red and Blue Make Purple Video

James Jardine and I held the Comprehensive Testing (Purple Teaming) webcast yesterday.  In this webcast we discussed how red teaming works, what it means to be a blue team member and how combining the testing of these roles improves the security of an organization.  We talked through various misconceptions and told a lot of stories. …

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Professionally Evil Web Penetration Testing Class

Ever thought about being able to test the security of your web applications? Wanted to know how the Professionally Evil hack web services and applications?  Interested in upgrading your skills around attacking modern web applications? Well now you have your chance! Secure Ideas is excited to announce the latest in our course offerings.  We will be …

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