HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE HACKERS presented at BsidesAsheville 2014

by Jimmy Vo,

Summary : One vital component to becoming, and remaining, an effective information security professional is the continuous pursuit of knowledge. This pursuit can take many forms. Some examples are reading books, hacking things, hands on training, attending conferences, and learning from your peers. This talk focuses on learning from your peers. To do so, one must first connect with them. We will explore how personality types and influence methods can be used to build a peer network. I will also share my own experiences on building relationships via social media.
Why does this matter? Making friends with people within the industry will help share or gather knowledge from real practitioner and create opportunities to work on exciting projects to make the community better.