Put Your Game Face On: Using InfoSec Challenges to Build Your Skills and Career
- Ed Skoudis, SANS Institute Fellow
- Tuesday, June 5th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
There are a multitude of info sec challenges available today, letting info sec pros evaluate and build their skills in a fun and exciting way.
Going beyond traditional lecture and exercise-based learning, some challenges are fantastic, while other sadly stink up the place. Some focus on tried-and-true formats such as Capture the Flag hacking competitions, while others push the envelope in structure, topic, and style, providing fertile environments for forensics experts, auditors, and secure software developers. What makes for a good challenge? What are some of the best ones freely available today? How can info sec pros use challenges to better their skills and improve their careers? In this lively presentation, Ed Skoudis, no stranger to playing or writing info sec challenges, will address these topics and more in a fun, interactive session. Whether you are interested in being a challenge participant who gets real value, or want to start authoring your own challenges, you won't want to miss this session!
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