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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Abraxas’ Lance Cottrell shared with TheNewNewInternet what he thinks makes a good cyber professional:

“When I think about the people that I have known, the one’s who have been really effective cybersecurity guys, the first characteristic is they tend to have a devious mind. They are able to put themselves in the shoes of the attacker and look at the network as the enemy would look at the network and then think about how to protect it. But they also have a realistic view of things. I think it is very easy to get caught up in moving your TV plot kinds of scenarios of super hackers doing all kinds of crazy stuff. There’s a lot of effort and resources in the really exotic threats. Make sure you stop the 90 percent before you worry about the 10 percent. Finally, it is about finding a holistic view of security. I’ve seen a lot of people who have a huge amount of training in very tight areas, and even if you are specialized, it’s important that you have an awareness of a broad area; you want to be thinking about human factors, physical security and infrastructure security.”

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