Eating our own duck food: Software composition analysis in the Synopsys SDLC

Eating our own duck food: Software composition analysis in the Synopsys SDLC

In the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, we test all our products against one another—turning our security into a force multiplier for our customers’ security. Here in the Synopsys Software Integrity Group R&D Department, we do a large amount of software testing to ensure the security and reliability of our products ... Read More

Guest Post – Adam Maxwell – "Popping my cherry – B-Sides London 2012"

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[Today our guest post is by Adam Maxwell (@catalyst256). He registered for his first security conference, BSides London, and then decided to take it one step further and signed up to be a volunteer. This is a great example of how to make the most of a conference experience. This post ... Read More

Root the Box – April 7th, 2012 – Chandler, AZ

Today I talked with Zachary Julian, a student at the University of Advancing Technology, about a competition called Root the Box in Chandler, AZ this weekend, April 7th. Root the Box is a computer hacking (CTF) game that requires skill, speed and team work. Each team must scan and exploit ... Read More
Communicating the value of security

Communicating the value of security

| | SECore, training
Whether your work has you speaking in front of the media or just championing your ideas internally, whether or not those ideas are heard has as much to do with how they are presented as what the ideas are. In Information Security, the most important task we do is communicating ... Read More
BSidesLondonCrew

InfoSecMentors @ BSides Byte Size

| | #BSidesByteSize, Beer, SECore
Just a quick note to tell our UK friends that the crew from BSides London is throwing a little meetup in Central London called BSides Byte Size! It's Saturday, January 7th, at a venue to-be-disclosed closer to the date. I'll be there as well, and I'll bring InfoSecMentors stickers to ... Read More
InfoSecMentors @ BruCon 2011

InfoSecMentors @ BruCon 2011

| | #BruCon, Beer, conference, Infosec, mentors
Next week the InfoSecMentors team will be attending BruCon! We've been looking forward to this particular event all year because BruCon has been a valued supporter for the project. BruCon is a great conference not only because their slogan is "Hacking for Beer" but because they've captured that great balance ... Read More

Exactly!

| | homework, mentors, time
While The InfoSecMentors Project may be on a break until September, there are still plenty of conversations happening about mentoring! One blog post in particular has so correctly hit the nail on the head I wish I could copy and paste the whole thing! (But I won't. Remember kids, plagiarism ... Read More
Guest Post: Brandon Tansey "Practical Lessons"

Guest Post: Brandon Tansey "Practical Lessons"

Guest blogger Brandon Tansey is back this week to tell us about his experience as a mentee. He also has some suggestions for thing to do with your mentor, including setting up an at-home hacklab, and getting involved in the Security Community.It's important to be clear that my last post ... Read More
Guest Post: Brandon Tansey "SOURCE Boston & Mentors"

Guest Post: Brandon Tansey "SOURCE Boston & Mentors"

Today, our guest blogger is Brandon Tansey. He is a networking student and is active in the Boston Information Security community. Here is Brandon's post with his thoughts after attending SOURCE Boston.I'm one of the folks that was lucky enough to make it out to SOURCE Boston this year, and ... Read More

InfoSecMentors at SOURCE Boston

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We've been looking forward to April in Boston ever since last year when SOURCE Boston hosted a wonderful mentoring workshop. This week, Wim, Jimmy, and I will be attending the conference and hosting a mentoring workshop of our own! On Wednesday evening, there will be an interactive panel where we ... Read More