THWACK members, I'm 100% loving the comments in this series! You all are giving me a much-needed boost in security thoughts and ideas. Thank you so much!

 

Conversation Number One led me to realize that I need to jot down the resources I use as my "go-to's." These are links to several places that help me to be cyber-aware if you will.  I would love for all of you to share your resources as well so we can help create a thread of wholesome greatness! tomiannelli, your comment, from Conversation One, that provided a link for more information (18 U.S. Code § 1030 - Fraud and related activity in connection with computers) was really thoughtful. I truly appreciate the sharing of knowledge.

 

Now, let's dive in, shall we?

 

Security Conferences

 

InfoSec

Conferences - O'Reilly Media

ShmooCon

SANS Events

 

Knowledge Links

 

Department of Homeland Security

I spend hours on this site trying to see which direction the government is leaning toward. I also like going there to view their education suggestions and which cyber security fields they are hiring in.

 

National Vulnerability Database

Checklists, data feeds, vulnerability metrics, and more resource links provided within. This is a bookmarked staple.

 

SANS Institute InfoSec

This is a white paper that I find myself reflecting on a lot. Especially when I'm focusing on new security plans with companies that have never really had one in place. The concepts and case studies within help to ground me for some reason.

 

Ciscohttps://learn-umbrella.cisco.com/ebooks Umbrella

Okay, if you click on this one it will want you to fill out information before you download any of their books. I'm a huge Cisco user and when it comes to security and concepts, well, I'm just like my best friend, Kate Asaff, when Apple has a release. Let's just say that I'm interested in the new capabilities and features.

 

There is SO much more, but these are my top picks that I consistently go back to. Now, DEF CON is not on any of my previous lists, and this is merely because I would assume it's expected. 

 

The challenge now (drum roll, please), is to prompt EVERYONE reading this to share your favorite security sites. On your mark, get set, GO!