The following is a list of links shared by those attending the 2021 New to Cyber Summit. SANS loves the positivity and contributions from the Summit attendees, and that members of the community openly shared these URL links for use by others who were new to the community.
IMPORTANT: SANS is not affiliated with and does not control or endorse these links in any way. The tools, websites or information provided here are to be used at your own risk. We suggest that those interested in using these resources do their due diligence and assess them carefully before use.
We truly appreciate the full participation of all the presenters and attendees of the 2021 SANS New to Cyber Summit. The community is what made it a great event!
SANS Free - SANS instructors produce thousands of free content-rich resources for the information security community annually. These resources are aimed to provide the latest in research and technology available to help support awareness and growth.
Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies - The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides a blueprint to categorize, organize, and describe cybersecurity work into Specialty Areas, tasks, and knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Blogs, Articles, and Reports:
Books on Python: https://pythonbooks.revolunet.com/
Mastering Regular Expressions, 3rd Edition by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl
Practical Cloud Security by Chris Dotson
In the Beginning...Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
Videos, Webcasts, and Podcasts:
Not in Cyber Security? No Problem! Creative Ways to Gain Experience With No Experience - Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:30 PM EDT (2021-05-13 19:30:00 UTC) with Kevin Garvey
How to Survive Your First Few Years in Infosec: Career Advice for Junior Cybersecurity Practitioners (and the Managers Who Lead Them) with Lesley Carhart, Andy Ellis, David J. Bianco, Katie Nickels, and Sara Pickering
SANS Blueprint Podcast - a Podcast Hosted by John Hubbard
Free Tools, and Cheat Sheets:
https://www.py4e.com/lessons - A site to learn python for free if you have zero python experience.
Recruiting and Resumes:
WiCyS - Resources for women in cyber.
A Global Professional Women's Network | Ellevate - Ellevate Network is the leading network for professional women. Find a local Ellevate event near you.
International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) - ICMCP's goal is to achieve consistent representation of women and minorities in cybersecurity through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion, and retention – one person at a time.
Women’s Society of Cyberjustu (WSC) - The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to raising awareness of cybersecurity career opportunities and advancement for women in the field, closing the gender gap and the overall workforce gap in information security roles.
Scholarships & Programs
Speaker Recommended Resources:
Ryan Kovar - @meansec
Joe Moles - @FlyingMoney127
Tameika Reed - @WomeninLinux
Tanya Janca - @shehackspurple
Delisha Hodo - @meticulous_d
SANS.EDU - Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
SANS+HBCU - Partnerships, Cyber Ranges, Academies, and more
Timothy Brush - @TimothyBrush
Tyrone Wilson - @tywilson21
Ryan O’Horo - @redteamwrangler
Rick Holland - @rickhholland
Rajvi Khanjan Shroff - @rksmissionpossible
Doug Bryant - @cybergent_101