Career Benefits of Capture The Flag (CTF) Cyber Competitions

#AccessCYBER, Careers, CTF, cybersecurity, Education, infosec

The offensive and defensive nature of information security makes it an excellent field for competitions. Cyber competitions called ‘Capture The Flag’ (CTF) take on a variety of formats, in most cases individuals and teams race against each other to solve programming, forensics, and networking challenges in an attempt to gain access to systems, applications, files, […]

October 5, 2018

On the State of InfoSec Research

cybersecurity, infosec, Research

I’ve always known this to be the case, but recent events have reminded me: Quality research is a critical, often labor intensive function that provides quantifiable insight into an industry, and ultimately drives action. Clearly presented facts and figures are useful not only in explaining the current state of an industry and potential opportunities, but […]

September 11, 2018

Infosec Resources on Reddit

cybersecurity, infosec

As the self-proclaimed ‘front page of the internet’,, provides a variety of interest-specific forums & online communities (known as subreddits) for nearly every imaginable topic – including information security. Here’s a quick list of these communities, in no particular order: […]

September 6, 2018

What Do We Know About Cybersecurity?

cybersecurity, infosec

The Pew Research Center conducted a survey that confirms what we feared: As a nation, we know very little about cybersecurity; only 1% of participants were able to answer all 13 survey questions correctly. Among other key findings, the report discovered that: Cybersecurity knowledge varies widely by topic and level of technical detail Public knowledge of cybersecurity […]

September 6, 2018