In this episode of Trainers Underground, Rob, Bryan, and Don talk about career advice that they have been given that really worked for them.  Check out the advice and let us know what advice you have been given that you found useful in the comments below.

October 30, 2017

Here are some views on how AI can help cyber-security efforts.  My opinion is we need to adopt AI for cyber-security before hackers learn to leverage Artificial Intelligence against us.

Quick Look: AI in Cybersecurity: A Balancing Force or a Disruptor?

Vijay Dheap, Progr...

October 29, 2017

This is a book review I wrote back in 2007 for a past version of this website.  I am resurrecting it because it is still applicable today.  I can't recommend this book enough for system administrators.

I also recommend the book last May in the context of vulnerabil...

October 28, 2017

Far from perfect this was my attempt to combine domains of knowledge or common body of knowledge (CBK) to cover all thing in security.  I do have some sub-points that are out of date like the common criteria etc… But the overall structure I think would still fit all su...

October 27, 2017

Often we find flaws in the implementation of technologies. Once the flaws are found we think companies will work to correct those flaws.  Here is an example of how Google had a flaw and did not address it and how that turned into a national security issue.  Bryan Seely...

October 26, 2017

A common tool for monitoring network traffic that is taught in classes is Wireshark.  In part, because it is freely available.  However, there are a number of other tools that can be used to capture and analyze network traffic.  When compared with other tools you will...

October 25, 2017

My good friend and MCT Andrew Bettany gave a session at MS Ignite this year where he gave some critical career advice.  During his talk he references two books.  He referenced the classic, "Who Moved My Cheese" and Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why.”  I have a bl...

October 24, 2017

This is a demonstration that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can learn.  The game Go is to difficult to calculate all the possible moves so the only way for AI to play is to be able to learn like humans.  The AI watched 100,000 games and then played itself 3 million times...

October 24, 2017

Here is some more fun with Spammers and con artists from James Veitch.  You should look up the video of him and his roommate as well.  Funny stuff.

More adventures in replying to spam | James Veitch


James Veitch has spent years doing the tireless, thankless work of...

October 20, 2017

James Lyne: Everyday cybercrime -- and what you can do about it


"How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne r...

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