4th of July special: Path to Cybersecurity by Ex-NSA Hacker

4th of July special: Path to Cybersecurity by Ex-NSA Hacker

How to move into Cyber if you are a veteran.

// MENU //
00:00 – Happy 4th of July!
00:27 – Coming up
01:08 – Intro
01:16 – Veterans to cyber
05:05 – Cyber Insecurity YouTube channel and Josh Mason LinkedIn
05:34 – The struggles of transitioning
07:26 – Translating military job codes
12:00 – Government dependency apparatus
15:01 – Recommendations for active duty personnel separating in 2 years
21:15 – Determining the range of salary
24:15 – Cyber Insecurity helping hands
27:25 – Cyber Insecurity live streams
30:08 – Who to connect with
31:38 – Why LinkedIn is important for you
35:42 – How to get experience without having experience
42:38 – Top 5 resources
44:26 – Onward 2 Opportunity (O2O)
45:12 – VetSec
46:26 – With You With Me
47:09 – Operation Code
48:02 – Boots 2 Books
49:06 – Use your benefits
49:55 – Top certifications for you
53:57 – Recommended scholar degrees
56:40 – Is it different for officers vs enlisted?
59:20 – Conclusion

// Neal’s Top 5 Resources //
1) Onward to Opportunity: O2O
Website: https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/career-training/

Army Mil PDF: https://home.army.mil/bragg/application/files/3416/4795/7556/O2O_with_Credentials.pdf

2) VetSec:
Website: https://veteransec.org/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/veteransec/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/veteransec

3) With you With Me:
Website: https://www.withyouwithme.com/

4) Operation Code:
Website: https://operationcode.org/

5) Boots 2 Books:
Website: https://www.boots2books.com/

Montgomery GI Bill:
https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-active-duty/

// Recommended SANS courses //
GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN): https://www.sans.org/cyber-security-courses/advanced-penetration-testing-exploits-ethical-hacking/

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH): https://www.giac.org/certifications/certified-incident-handler-gcih/

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA): https://www.giac.org/certifications/certified-forensic-analyst-gcfa/

GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM): https://www.sans.org/cyber-security-courses/reverse-engineering-malware-malware-analysis-tools-techniques/

SANS DIFR: https://www.sans.org/digital-forensics-incident-response/

GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP): https://www.sans.org/cyber-security-courses/sans-plus-s-training-program-cissp-certification-exam/

GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC): https://www.giac.org/certifications/security-essentials-gsec/

GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA): https://www.sans.org/cyber-security-courses/auditing-networks-perimeters-systems/

// Hands on //
Try Hack Me: https://tryhackme.com/
Hack The Box: https://www.hackthebox.com/
Security Blue Team: https://securityblue.team/
Blue Team Labs Online: https://blueteamlabs.online/
Cyber Defenders: www.cyberdefenders.org

// Degrees //
Neal recommends getting a business degree.

// Sites referred to in the video //
Transition assistance program TAP (Neal says this is not sufficient): https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs/tap
Cyber Insecurity YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CyberInsecurity
Josh Mason’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuacmason
Video Ex NSA Hacker tells us how to get into hacking https://youtu.be/SFbV7sTSAlA
SANS: https://www.sans.org
Neal’s discord server: https://www.twitch.tv/cyber_insecurity
https://cyberinsecurity.tv/

// Books //
The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin https://amzn.to/3bRfFk0
Extrene ownership How US Navy Seals Lead and Win Jocko Willink and Leiff Babin https://amzn.to/3P0Ac3H

// Neal’s SOCIAL //
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/cyberinsecurity
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nealbridges/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ITJunkie

// Josh’s SOCIAL //
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuacmason/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Joshua17sc

// David’s SOCIAL //

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