This Month in Cyber News
- LastPass admits attackers copied password vaults
- Researchers advise teams to change master passwords and 2FA keys after LastPass disclosure
- NCSC reveals top government email impersonation scams taken down in 2022
- OpenSSL tackles two critical vulnerabilities
- Google launches new tool to identify open source vulnerabilities
- Digging into the numbers one year after Log4Shell
- WordPress Security Alert: New Linux Malware Exploiting Over Two Dozen CMS Flaws
Training & Development
- Google CTF – Google hosts an annual CTF competition online. CTF challenges consist of a set of computer security puzzles (or challenges) involving reverse-engineering, memory corruption, cryptography, web technologies, and more. Registrations aren’t open yet. You’ll be able to register a few days before the event starts. To be notified as soon as registration opens, please subscribe here. The top 3 teams from the jeopardy CTF will earn prizes of 13k, 7k, or 3k USD; and the top 8 teams will be invited to another contest to compete for additional prizes of up to 5k USD
- Line CTF – This is a jeopardy-style CTF hosted by the security team at LINE. LINE CTF 2023 is hosted for a single day online. This year the challenge will be run Sat, 25 March 2023, 00:00 UTC — Sun, 26 March 2023, 00:00 UTC. Prizes are: 1st – $5,000, 2nd – $3,000, 3rd – $2,000.
- Cyber Defenders CTF – For those that only just started learning about CTFs and aren’t ready yet to build a team and join competitions, this online resource will prove beneficial. The website hosts old retired challenge and anybody can download for practise and training. Cyber Defenders also host their own Discord server which you can join by following a link on their website.
– Patryk Wozniak
- During interviews, do not shy away from asking the interviewer questions and showing interest in the company/role you are applying for
- Prep for standard/typical interview questions with a family member or a friend. If you can’t, try asking your job coach for support
- Study the job description and identify the required skills. Update your CV to reflect that information
- Bring a notebook and a pen. There is nothing stopping you from taking notes during (or bringing your own notes with you) to the interview
- Prepare smart questions for your interview. (i.e. What challenges did my predecessor face? What does success mean in this role? What is the future of this role?)
- Tie your answers to specific skills, experiences, and knowledge you possess. Give examples to evidence these
- Your CV needs to do you justice and be an effective marketing tool so make sure it conveys your personality successfully, with a spark of originality
- Prepare the outfit for your interview the night before
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