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The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. These concepts are illustrated with examples drawn from modern practice, and augmented with hands-on exercises involving relevant tools and techniques. Successful participants will develop a way of thinking that is security-oriented, better understanding how to think about adversaries and how to build systems that defend against them.

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I highly recommend the online Cybersecurity Specialization of the University of Maryland on Coursera.

(disclaimer: I didn't pass the Capstone project, and never got around to trying it again)

Back then it was free if you didn't need a certificate, may still be.

Others will likely have more informed opinions, but here's some stuff:

Book: Web Application Hacker Handbook

I've seen it highly recommended and if you're not familiar with the field it's a good overview of exploit types for web apps.

Online training for free or cheap: Cybrary - mostly okay, but free.

PluralSight -

Coursera has a Cybersecurity Fundamentals specializationd that's pretty good -

Other books, if you wanted to go down the reverse engineering route:

Assembly Language Step-by-Step: Programming with Linux

The IDA Pro Book (for the strangely hard to buy IDA Pro, but the free version is pretty good)

Practical Malware Analysis

Thank you!
Bear in mind that IT security goes far beyond something with a processor in it.

There are physical access controls, personnel assessments, probability and impact assessments, budgeting, people-monitoring, process analysis and modelling...

Computers are a tiny part of it. This being HN I have understanding for the bias though.

Jan 30, 2014 · 1 points, 0 comments · submitted by gere
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