We find ourselves in strange times. In response to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, organizations have swiftly closed their offices and mandated that all employees begin working from home. This development has created security challenges with which many organizations are still grappling.

That’s not the only impact COVID-19 has had on security. Social distancing orders have separated security professionals from peers, training materials and conferences—resources that play an integral part in up-levelling these individuals’ skills. The reality is that digital threats continue to emerge despite the quarantine measures, so security professionals need to find a way to continue to develop their skills while they’re isolated in their homes like everyone else if they hope to keep their organizations safe.

But how do they do that, exactly?

We asked several infosec experts to share their thoughts on the matter. Fortunately, their answers yielded an abundance of resources that can help infosec personnel get the training and skills development that they need. Here’s what these experts each had to say.

Jessica Barker | Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Socio-Technical Lead at Cygenta

There are some great resources out there that can help people elevate their information security skills to every level. Pluralsight is an amazing platform, and it is free for the month of April. Cybrary is another excellent learning platform that’s focused on helping people who are interested in cyber security and IT by providing them with lots of great free content. Autopsy digital forensics training is freely available to anyone who signs up before May 15, 2020.

Meanwhile, if you’re planning on using some of your time to learn more about the cloud, there is a fantastic course freely available on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel to help you become an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. FreeCodeCamp has lots of other free technical courses on (Read more...)