This video contains a discussion of conferences, conventions, consultants, and vendors, and how they relate to gaining additional information.
- [Instructor] One of my favorite ways…of staying up to date with technology…is to attend security conventions and conferences.…These events are focused generally on a single facet…of information security.…For example, you might attend a convention…that's focused on cloud technology…or encryption, or even hacking.…You've probably heard of Black Hat,…which is a large annual conference…for security professionals that's held…in Vegas every single year.…During the conference, you can learn all…of the latest and greatest in security research.…Another convention that occurs during the same week…as Black Hat, which is also located in Las Vegas is DEF CON.…
DEF CON is focused on the technical parts…of hacking and cracking and has become very popular…within the information security community.…Some conferences and conventions focus on a…particular segment of the information security workforce,…such as education, the federal government,…or the commercial sector.…Others, like the other annual RSA conference,…tend to focus on all three segments,…
- Best practices for conducting research
- Current threats and threat models
- Emerging social media platforms and their threats
- Integrating research into business functions
- Security activities across the systems and software development lifecycles
- Adapting solutions to meet business needs
- Collaborating with programmers, sales staff, facilities managers, and others
- Providing guidance to senior management
Skill Level Advanced
1. Research Methods
2 Security Activities across the Life Cycle
3. Collaboration with Other Business Units
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