Mar 04 2008
I’ve been a member of the Security Catalyst Community from the beginning and a friend of it’s founder, Micheal Santarcangelo, for a couple of years now. It’s true I only rarely post to the forums and I’ve only met Michael face to face once, but it still counts. By being involved in the community I’ve been able to get involved with some very interesting projects and meet a large variety of security professionals from around the nation. Whether your just getting involved in security or your a seasoned professional, the Security Catalyst Community represents a great place to ask questions, bounce ideas of the wall and just get an idea of what other like-minded professionals are thinking about in the world of security. Take a moment to sign up and poke around, but be aware that real names are required and the forums are moderated to keep the conversations on track.
Here are a few of the more interesting recent topics:
- Where is the line? If you are looking at a site and they put the user name and password in the scripts, is it hacking to enter the site and then tell the site owners about the problem?
- How has the SCC benefited you? Pretty relevant to this posting I’d say.
- New Security-oriented instructional video website. Andrew Hay brought up a new series of videos. I’ve had mixed results with using videos for training, but I still view it as another tool in my arsenal.
- BayouSec II – My friend Michael Farnum is helping organize a security meetup in Houston tomorrow night. If you’re in the area, you’ll want to take an hour or two to attend the event and meet some of the other professionals in your area.
- Andy in the real world – AndyITGuy has an interesting story of normal people (as opposed to security geeks) becoming aware of some of the courtesies of email.
There’s a good chance that there will be a breakfast meeting of the Security Catalysts Community one morning at RSA this year. If we can manage to get out of bed early enough to still be able to make it to presentations. And if we’re not too hung over from the parties the night before. Join the community and join us for breakfast.
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