How to Grow A Hacker presented at BSidesSeattle 2014

by David Shaw,

Summary : It’s hard to break into information security, but it can be even harder to improve your skills once you do. Despite being a competitive field, the infosec community is a very nurturing group -- if you know who to ask. This talk introduces the Information Security Growth Initiative (SecGrowth), a community-based effort to mentor new hackers, and to master more difficult topics from advanced colleagues. The talk will cover why a program like SecGrowth is necessary, how it’s being implemented, and how you can get involved.