at http://chris-goff.com/ or follow him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/goffchris
There's a lot of info packed in here, and it's pretty technical. But you don't have to memorize it all now and there won't be a test! Just skim it, enjoy it and bookmark it!
Information Security Learning Resources
or information security for the self-learner
by Chris Goff
This is the result of many years of notes. This is by no means an exhaustive list, nor the definitive path to information security.
If you come across a dead link, use the Internet Way Back Machine (https://www.archive.org).
Bookmark these Google Search cheat sheets, they will come in handy:
Official Google Cheat Sheet - http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html
Google Advanced Operators Cheat Sheet - http://www.googleguide.com/print/adv_op_ref.pdf
Learning How To Learn - http://l.goodbits.io/l/407nqn1n
Here are three core competencies within information technology that will provide a solid foundation on which to start a security career:
- Systems Administration
- Network Administration
The core competencies are not a requirement, however be aware that InfoSec is expected to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on most topics. If you wish to be successful diversity of knowledge is key.
“There is no security without understanding.” – Michael Lucas, author Absolute OpenBSD