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Diary of a Security Noob - TJ Toterhi Derbycon 2017 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Diary of a Security Noob
TJ Toterhi
Derbycon 2017

So you're looking to get into or have just landed your first job in security. Great! Wait, now what? Being new to infosec can be exciting and overwhelming. With the field going through such a high demand for talent, you're not alone. I was there not too long ago myself and I'd like to share what I've learned along the way. I'll talk about the things that I wish I would have known when I was a noob. We'll discuss interviewing, mentorship, meetings and conferences, training, and more.

In his fairly new career in Information Security, TJ has had the opportunity to perform threat and vulnerability management, incident response, security engineering, and penetration testing. All of this started by accident: approaching the end of his degree, TJ wasn't enthused about one of the final courses he had to take: Network Security. After just a few classes though, what began as reluctance quickly turned into excitement and a career in one of the coolest fields. TJ knows how overwhelming it is being a noob in Information Security, so he enjoys sharing what did - and didn't - work for him during his formative years with others new to the industry.


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