PVCSec EP 94: To Cert or not To Cert


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Dear friends,

Welcome to this latest thrilling episode in a collector’s series, in which Tracy and Paul discuss:

Topic One: Information Security Certifications are Worthless and Causing More Harm than Good

Paul and Tracy talked about the pros and cons of popular InfoSec certifications like Network + and Security + from CompTIA, the CISSP from ISC(2),  and the CEH from the EC-Council.

Topic Two: Getting overwhelmed by the news and how to deal

A lively discussion was held about tools, techniques, tricks, and philosophies of news and current events intake.

The Information Hoarding Epidemic: Causes and Solutions
(webinar recording + slides)

Nuzzel, Pocket, and Twitter Lists were just some of the tools mentioned.

Topic Three: How NOT to use your communication skills

Based on stories in the latest headlines, ideas were exchanged about best practices for good communication.

Plugs:
Tactical Edge – Latin America’s premier InfoSec conference! September 13-14, 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia

Tracy will present at BSidesCharm, “The Battle for OSINT: Are you Team GUI or Team Command Line?” with friend of the show, Joe Gray.

An Update

Dear Friends,

Ed, Paul & Tracy have a heck of a time coordinating calendars to get a show recorded. It is an unfortunate consequence of their success.

And so we are in the current situation – the team is weeks behind in getting a new show on the books.

Several ideas were floated to address the gap: going twice or once a month; changing the session schedule; making the shows shorter.

We are looking at these and other ideas, like: a more of a host-lead show with segments; more contributors; narrowing focus.

You will see and hear some experimentation of these ideas.

Your input is welcome.

BTW, we are still looking for engineering & production help. Interested parties reached out to our Help Wanted post. We haven’t forgotten them or you. We are this far behind where we need to be.

Let us know your thoughts at [email protected].