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Comment: Do you have funding? (Score 2) 205

by the_B0fh (#49235905) Attached to: Ask Slashdot - Breaking Into Penetration Testing At 30

If you do, take SANS 560. It's a good start, helps provide a framework, and fills in gaps in your knowledge.

If you don't have funding, why bother (for your company - since you'll be making them more money).

However, I'd recommend doing it on your own - learning is always good. But if your company won't fund your education, you shouldn't put in all that work to do it for them. If they will let you learn on company time, then, that's a different discussion (but that means part of your 40 hours will be dedicated to learning and breaking shit). And it will take months to get up to speed, since you won't have a mentor to help point things out to you.

Ethical Hacker and all those other cheap certs are worthless. Books can be useful, but again, sometimes you need someone to point out the pitfalls, etc.

Comment: Where's the damned accountability? (Score 2) 266

by the_B0fh (#49095323) Attached to: Lenovo To Wipe Superfish Off PCs

No, this is not enough. Where is the fucking accountability? The person who proposed this needs to be named, and fired, and any bonuses paid for this need to be taken back.

You are only sorry you got caught with your hands in the cookie jar.

This type of shitty nonsense have been going on for years, and I'm surprised that both Microsoft *AND* Windows users just tolerate it.


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