Cyber Work
Cyber Work
Infosec
Learn how to break into cybersecurity, build new skills and move up the career ladder. Each week on the Cyber Work Podcast, host Chris Sienko sits down with thought leaders from Carbon Black, IBM, CompTIA and others to discuss the latest cybersecurity workforce trends.
CISSP is changing! Common body of knowledge changes for 2024 | Cyber Work Hacks
Cyber Work Hacks is back to keep you updated with the CISSP exam! Infosec boot camp instructor Steve Spearman joins me to tell us about the new changes to the CISSP’s common body of knowledge (CBK) and how the changes to the CBK should (or shouldn’t!) affect your study and preparation for the exam! Keep learning, and keep it here for another Cyber Work Hack.– Learn more about the CISSP: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/training/cissp/– Get your free ebook, "CISSP exam tips and tricks (to ace your exam on the first try)": https://www.infosecinstitute.com/form/cissp-exam-tips-ebook/ 0:00 - CISSP exam common body of knowledge 1:16  - Changes to CISSP's CBK7:45 - Why did CISSP make CBK changes?9:17 - How to study for the CISSP11:37 - Most important CISSP exam items 14:04 - Best advice for taking the CISSP exam15:03 - OutroAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Mar 21
15 min
CISSP exam tips and tricks: Top test-taking strategies | Cyber Work Hacks
Infosec and Cyber Work Hacks are here to help you pass the CISSP exam. Today’s Hack is part two, so I encourage you to go back and listen to part one of Steve Spearman’s CISSP exam tips and tricks. In part two, I pass the mic to Spearman to give you his top five test-taking strategies for the CISSP. What’s the Sesame Street rule? How does the CISSP feel about absolutes? Keep it here, and you’ll find out in part two of this week’s Cyber Work Hack. – Learn more about the CISSP: https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/overview/cissp/– Get your free ebook, "CISSP exam tips and tricks (to ace your exam on the first try)": https://www.infosecinstitute.com/form/cissp-exam-tips-ebook/1:30 - Look for absolutes in questions3:17 - The Sesame Street principle 4:45 - Watch for algebraic equations 6:23 - Look for the "golden words"7:38 - Change management is likely the answer8:55 - Keep an eye on senior management and impact10:19 - Think like a CISO11:53 - OutroAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Mar 15
12 min
CISSP exam tips and tricks: Avoiding common mistakes | Cyber Work Hacks
Infosec and Cyber Work Hacks are here to help you pass the CISSP exam! This is part one of a two-part Cyber Work in which Infosec’s CISSP boot camp instructor Steve Spearman gives you his top tips and tricks for taking the CISSP exam! In part one, we’ll talk about what makes the CISSP such a difficult exam, common mistakes people make while taking the exam and what to do if, heaven forbid, you don’t pass on the first try. You don’t have to do this alone, but you need to listen to Spearman's suggestions.– Learn more about the CISSP: https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/overview/cissp/– Get your free ebook, "CISSP exam tips and tricks (to ace your exam on the first try)": https://www.infosecinstitute.com/form/cissp-exam-tips-ebook/0:00 - CISSP exam tips1:43 - What makes the CISSP challenging? 4:51 - Common mistakes taking the CISSP8:00 - Tricks for taking the CISSP test11:40 - Advice on retaking the test16:05 - Best advice for CISSP exam day16:36 - OutroAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Mar 11
17 min
What help do CISOs need in 2024? | Guest Alicia Olson
Alicia Olson, VP of Communications at Optiv, is today's guest. Olson came to cybersecurity from the oil and gas sector. She tells us how she got interested in communications for security professionals, explains how she turned Optiv’s distributed workforce into a cohesive unit and gives CISOs some crucial advice and ideas for dealing with that moment that no one wants to have to explain — the inevitable security breach. 0:00 - What do CISOs need in 2024?1:40 - Working in communications3:50 - Average workday as a VP of communications6:56 - Cybersecurity issues with communications 9:50 - Why work in cybersecurity communications? 13:00 - How to enter cybersecurity communication roles17:50 - Women mentoring women in cybersecurity 19:35 - Supporting DEI in cybersecurity23:00 - Biggest problems for CISOs in 202425:05 - Missing CISO skills you should learn27:38 - Remediation in cybersecurity communication29:30 - Olson's best piece of career advice30:15 - Learn more about Optiv30:55 - Outro– Get your FREE cybersecurity training resources: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/free– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcastAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Mar 4
32 min
What a CISSP boot camp is like | Cyber Work Hacks
Infosec and the Cyber Work Hacks podcast are here to help you prepare for and pass the CISSP exam from ISC2. For today’s hack, we’re talking boot camps. If you’ve been preparing for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) study guide for six months or more, you might learn better in a concentrated, focused environment with expert instruction. And that expert is Infosec boot camp instructor Steve Spearman, who has helped hundreds of learners prepare for and pass their CISSP. Steve will walk you through what the Infosec 7-day CISSP boot camp is like, which can make the difference between passing on the first try and the headache and heartache of having to re-sit the exam. 0:00 - What is a CISSP boot camp?1:37 - A boot camp versus university cybersecurity education2:47 - What is a cybersecurity boot camp schedule like? 6:54 - Cybersecurity boot camp communication 9:50 - Cybersecurity boot camp homework12:13 - Taking a cybersecurity certification exam15:44 - Is a cybersecurity boot camp right for me? 17:36 - OutroAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Feb 29
18 min
Ethical hacking careers vs. cinema: What it's like to work as a hacker | Cyber Work Live
Don't believe the movies and TV shows — ethical hacking is not done by frantically typing on the keyboard in a race against the clock.What's a career in ethical hacking and penetration testing really like? Join our panel of experts who have worked in the field for decades to find out!In this one-hour live event, we'll cover:0:00 - Ethical hacking fact vs fiction7:45 - First, getting into cybersecurity 12:00 - Does ethical hacking fiction affect people? 19:20 - Cybersecurity students in higher ed26:17 - Qualifying for penetration testing jobs31:21 - A real-life cybersecurity attack42:30 - Does Hollywood inspire cybersecurity workers?44:30 - U.S. Cybergames47:40 - Infosec Skills and real-life learning 50:35 - Cybersecurity career jump53:30 - Criminal justice and cybersecurity 56:25 - From IT support to cybersecurity 59:00 - Outro– Get your FREE cybersecurity training resources: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/free– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcastAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Feb 26
1 hr 1 min
Renewing your Security+ certification | Cyber Work Hacks
Infosec and Cyber Work hacks want to help you pass the Security+ exam! We have three separate hacks on this channel to help you through the process of studying for and taking the exam. But what about in the years after, when it’s time to get ready to recertify? Infosec boot camp instructor Tommy Gober walks you through all the different ways you can earn your continuing education units (CEU), how many you need to re-certify your Security+ and some less-known activities that can keep your CEU numbers rising and make ongoing learning an ongoing process, not something you need to “cram” at the end of three years. Wanna know more? Well, it's all here in today’s Cyber Work Hack. 0:00 - Security+ certification renewal1:30 - Why does CompTIA require renewal?4:37 - How to earn continuing education units6:51 - Fun ways to earn continuing education units8:04 - Log your continuing education unit hours9:44 - Continuing education unit consistency 12:25 - CompTIA certification continuing education 15:14 - OutroAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Feb 22
16 min
A career in dental cybersecurity? Drilling down into this unique role | Guest Tom Terronez
Tom Terronez joins Cyber Work to discuss security in an industry that doesn’t always make the headlines for security news: dentistry. Terronez co-founded Medix Dental, an IT and security provider for the dental industry, 20 years ago, and has the lowdown on some of the specific security issues dentist offices and networks face. It is an uphill battle to get the industry to acknowledge its extreme insecurity, and I find out how a shared love of Hall & Oates got Terronez into this very specific area of the security sphere. And I promise that I tried to avoid overusing the phrase “drill down on this point.” Spoiler: I failed.0:00 - Dental industry cybersecurity 2:00 - Terronez's interest in tech3:55 - Dentistry cybersecurity 20 years ago5:00 - Dentistry cybersecurity dangers and issues15:55 - Why the dental industry is susceptible to cyberattacks18:50 - Common attack vectors against dentists23:37 - How to work in dental cybersecurity 25:20 - What working in dental cybersecurity is like26:40 - Volunteer opportunities in dental cybersecurity 28:22 - 2024 dental cybersecurity trends31:20 - Tom Terronez's best cybersecurity career advice32:50 - Learn more about Medix Dental34:03 - Outro – Get your FREE cybersecurity training resources: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/free– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcastAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Feb 19
35 min
Security+ Boot Camp: What to expect during your training | Cyber Work Hacks
Infosec and the Cyber Work Hacks podcast are here to help you pass the Security+ exam! For today’s hack, let’s talk bootcamps. If you’ve been piecing your way through the Sec+ study guide for six months or more, it’s possible that you would learn better in a concentrated, focused environment with expert instruction. I’m talking, of course, about Infosec boot camp instructor Tommy Gober! Goberwill walks you through what the Infosec five-day Security+ boot camp is like the learning and memorizing strategies you’ll employ and all the ways that boot camp training can make the difference between passing on the first try and endless headaches and heartaches of re-sitting the exam. You don’t have to do it alone! But to learn more, you do have to keep it here for another Cyber Work Hack. 0:00 - Security+ boot camp   1:30 - Boot camp training versus classroom 6:25 - Breaking down five days of boot camp8:50 - What is it like to attend a boot camp? 12:14 - How does the boot camp prepare for the exam?14:01 - Is a boot camp right for you?15:30 - Outro– Get your FREE cybersecurity training resources: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/free– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcastAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT, and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and at home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Feb 15
16 min
Are remote workers more security-savvy than on-premises? | Guest Joseph Nwanpka
Miami University's (in Oxford, Ohio) Farmer School of Business Information Systems and Security researcher Joseph Nwankpa joins Cyber Work today. Nwankpa recently wrote a report that overturns some huge assumptions: he found that work-from-home employees are, to a large degree, less of a security issue than many on-premises workers. Nwankpa discusses The Peltzman Effect, the persistent struggles to create security awareness that lasts past the initial training sessions and talks about some surprising reasons that the higher education sector has been shown to be less sophisticated in their security awareness than many other industries.0:00 - Are remote workers more cyber secure? 2:00 - How did Joseph Nwankpa get into cybersecurity? 7:53 - Findings on remote worker security12:00 - Cybersecurity strategies in different work locations17:05 - A company's cybersecurity compliance culture19:07 - Best lessons for best remote work security practices22:00 - Internalizing securing awareness26:40 - Higher ed issues with cybersecurity 31:00 - Higher ed and phishing emails33:00 - Remote work security blind spots35:50 - Become a security awareness professional 41:54 - Miami University's information systems program44:00 - Learn more about Nwankpa45:01 - Outro– Get your FREE cybersecurity training resources: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/free– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcastAbout InfosecInfosec’s mission is to put people at the center of cybersecurity. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and phishing training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. More than 70% of the Fortune 500 have relied on Infosec Skills to develop their security talent, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber-resilient from Infosec IQ’s security awareness training. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Feb 12
46 min
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