The isolated OS for a web browser works. All of my web browsing is done through VMs with persistent disks. Even on my Linux machines.
"Please note that Windows Defender detects the Win8 PoC as being an exploit and blocks execution." 'nuf said.
Your grade is either "dead" or "survived".
Although I prefer the classroom courses, SANS security course are very practical. They will help you both with your job and in getting a job. http://www.sans.org/vlive/
Bringing a kid into this word is one of the most dangerous things you can do but one of the few you don't need to take a test for!
A lack of time to implement it/management changing priorities... again. I would love to and I had thought that I had convinced management why we needed to (Nothing fancy, just ssl on parts of our web page). Then something blew up. Then something else blew up... and it just wasn't that important to management any more.
I wish it was as simple as sending the kids back!
Understanding the business, understanding what the code needs to accomplish and being able to communicate with the users can be just as valuable as coding experience. This does depend on the company. Highlight these areas. It will tend to look you look a bit more than a manager than a programmer, but you will get your foot in the door.
I'm pretty sure I'll never have this problem with Ubuntu!