Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In Regards and Plans for Security 4 Information

I started having a great desire in the information security field this year and I quickly realized the vast amounts of vulnerabilities that individuals face just by simply logging onto the Internet. Looking back in the past, I was unknowledgeable in the realization of how vulnerable I was through the lack of security mechanisms on my computer. The number of malware (malicious software) is growing daily and becoming stealth. Without knowing, an attacker could have control over the victim’s unit. Despite the fact that no one could ever be completely safe, I wanted to start blogging to pass on the knowledge I have gained to mitigate the threats that we face virtually to the unaware of computer security.

In addition, I plan on setting up a security lab to practice penetration testing instead of reading books without any hands-on activities.  I will be referencing, Build Your Own Security Lab: A Field Guide for Network Testing.  With that said, I will blog my steps, findings, and ideas of the various security tools that will be used.

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