Top 5 Things That Will Get You The Job

Cyber Security Success

You’ve done the training. You’ve practiced. You’ve searched for Jobs, but have come up empty handed.

Here is my list of the Top 5 Things You NEED to do to land your dream job!

  1. The Resume that puts other resumes to shame. A resume is just as important as your skills and training. If you can’t write a resume that is direct and to the point, you’re finished. Remember, you’re not dealing with technical managers at first. You usually meet with a non-technical interviewer. You’re second interview may be with a Technical Manager.
  2. Dress to Impress. When showing up for your interview, do not look like you were out drinking with friends the night before and just rolled out of bed. Men, you should wear a suite and tie. Women, a nice business suite/dress. For both men and women, you’re appearance speaks volumes about you. Look sharp, but not over the top.
  3. Direct Eye contact. Direct eye contact with your interviewer is very important. You have nothing to be ashamed about, or nervous about.
  4. Speak clearly. Speaking clearly, and directly will improve your chances of success. Be sure to speak at a normal pace, and with passion, but not over the top. Fast talkers, or jittery talkers, you should practice mock interviews with people you feel comfortable with, like family members or your significant other.
  5. Last but not least. Be Early! It shows dedication, professionalism, and speaks volumes about what kind of employee you will be. But there is a catch, being too early can have the same effect.

If you are interested in the potential for a career coaching course, where we will go over in detail how to go above and beyond these Top 5 Things You Need to get your Dream Job, we will be offering a course on that soon. Be sure to subscribe to this blog to receive the email update when that course rolls out.?

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The Best Hacking Tool of 2017

“What is the best Hacking Tool of 2017?”

I see this question posted daily on Quora, and many CyberSec Facebook groups I belong to, so I thought I’d clear it up, hopefully (doubtfully) once and for all.?

The very best Hacking tool you will ever have (drum roll please…) is YOU. Please allow me to repeat that;

The Very Best Hacking tool you will ever have is YOU.?

No, Contrary to Popular Belief, It’s not Kali Linux, or BackBox, or ParrotOS, or what ever else distribution or tool set you could imagine. It’s Simply You.

Let me explain;?

Anyone, and I mean anyone, can open an application, type some commands or click some buttons and still miss their target almost every time. Why? Because they aren’t using Logical approaches. Out of shear and random luck, sometimes you will get some results, but then again, you’re playing the guessing game taking what you THINK is the next step.

You see, without using Logic and a firm Understanding of the “Phases of Penetration Testing”, you’ve already lost the battle. You’re just going to wind up Frustrated, and burned out from wasting so much valuable time. You might even break some stuff unintentionally.?

The use of Logic with the Phases of Penetration Testing?is something we very much go over in-depth at Pentester University

And listen, this is usually not any fault of your own. Other training Platforms like Udemy and the like simply don’t teach these two simple principles. How can they? Most of them don’t understand this or even how important it is in Penetration Testing.

I tested this theory and signed up for a few Popular Ethical Hacking courses on udemy for my research. And I have literally never been so disappointed with what I watched. But really, this should be it’s own topic in of itself.. so I will spare you for now :-)?

 

 

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WannaCry Ransomware

WannaCry – The Latest Ransomware Romancing The Internet

 

The latest Ransomware to hit the market is called WannaCry and has already stricken over 12 nations already. Everything from hospitals to governments, to police stations. Their computers are now all being held hostage.?

This quite reminds me of when the ILoveYou Virus came out, and the Melissa Bug. Ahh, good times.?

All of this was made possible by two things; A Vulnerability that exists inside of Microsoft Windows, and was ONLY Found by the leaked NSA hacking tools and code.

The Hacker in control of this Ransomware is demanding 300 Bitcoin which as of today is worth roughly $511,869.00 U.S. Dollars.?That’s quite a bit of money to get their machines and data back. And sadly, some people like Hospitals and Banks will be forced to pay it. Effectively making the Ransomware creator a millionaire over night.?

So It’s been spreading via email in a zip file. So, don’t open any files from anyone, especially not a zip file. Turn off SMB/Cifs inside of your windows 10 machines, and keep good backups. Oh and stay current with Updates 🙂

Personally, I hope this is a wake up call for the global community that Cyber Security is important, as well as other areas of IT, like backups, system monitoring, fault tolerance, etc.?

 

 

 

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News: Vi Editor Course is Now Open

I am very pleased to announce that we just released a new course specifically on the terminal based vi(m) Editor.

vi or otherwise known as vim is a very powerful UNIX based terminal text editor. You can quickly create, modify, save and edit configuration and text files inside of a Linux/Unix shell. You can even write programming code with vi/vim.?

In this course we discuss how to properly use vi/vim to create, edit, and save files. We also talk about how to navigate files inside of vi/vim, how to search for text and replace text, and much more.

It’s completely FREE for Members of PentesterUniversity.org and ONLY?$27 for non-members.

You can check out the course right here: Learning The vi Editor in Linux

Shaun James

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