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  1. #11
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    I was lucky enough to be employed in the security field straight out of university, and didnt realise how un-prepared I was, and what little knowledge my degree provided me.

    After realizing how much I had to learn, I would listen in meetings and include myself in work related problems and take extensive notes, then referred to pages such as:

    www.whatis.com
    www.acronymfinder.com

    to get a better understanding.

    I then brushed up on my TCP/IP and networking knowledge, then got into the knitty gritty of things like encryption, VPNs, Firewalls....

    I am now trying to improve my skills in the fields such as Solaris/Unix/Linux.

    My advise to anyone wanting to learn more about security, is to get a thorough understanding of the basics, doing this will provide you with a firm foundation to build further knowledge on.

    Security is a fantastic field do be working in at the moment, and I feel very fortunate to have basically fallen into the field. I would urge anyone looking for work in the IT area to seriously consider being in the security field, whether you are a programmer, networker, or interested in Operating Systems.
    SoggyBottom.

    [glowpurple]There were so many fewer questions when the stars where still just the holes to heaven - JJ[/glowpurple] [gloworange]I sure could use a vacation from this bull$hit, three ringed circus side show of freaks. - Tool. [/gloworange]

  2. #12
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    Sep 2002
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    BTW, what books would any of you recommend reading, from beginner to advanced?
    I checked around on that happyhacker.org site and have read a little bit on the books and they seem to be too brief...it says what to do but it does not say why those methods are being executed, etc.

    -thanks in advance

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