I’ve enjoyed a fascinating and deeply fulfilling career in cybersecurity that has taken me all over the world, and now I want to share my experience of working in what I consider to be the most fun and exciting industry out there. That’s why I held a live event to answer questions on what it’s really like to work on digital defense’s frontline. If you’re curious about how to advance in the industry or have a friend or relative who wants to work in cybersecurity, these insights from me and from the CQURE team are for you.
Cybersecurity professionals know that they could be called on at any time to recover a user secret. For example, if an employee's profile is corrupted or user secrets have to be decrypted offline (e.g. during analysis of the forensic image of the operating system).
Find out about some tools capable of decrypting secrets protected using DPAPI and get an outline of how to use them.
The power of reports and software testing has been appreciated by criminals in their marketing strategy. There is a fairly large list of Ransomware-as-a-Service "companies" on the market that allow people - not having much of a clue about hacking attacks - to enter the world of cybercriminals and obtain financial benefits illegally. Criminal organizations that compete in the fight for customer attention invest in marketing. In this regard, they don't differ from any other legally operating IT company.
We often get questions about salaries in cybersecurity, and since they differ from company to company, it will be good to rely on publicly available information that will allow us to outline the issue from a broader perspective.
Computer software becomes increasingly complex and makes systems and organizations vulnerable to hacker attacks. That's why companies are turning to outside experts to track down the errors in their software. One of the methods is participation in bug bounty programs.
Companies offer rewards to ethical hackers who discover bugs or security weaknesses. They are often run by big software publishers so that they can fix these issues before they’re discovered and exploited by criminals.