[ISN] Want to learn cybersecurity? Head to Def Con.

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/want-learn-cybersecurity-head-def-con By Queena Kim Marketplace August 25, 2014 I wanted to talk to people who are learning how to become cybersecurity professionals. With all the security break-ins that we’ve seen recently, I thought they would be easy to find. At a Silicon Valley university, maybe? Or in a Bay Area tech school? Nope! In the end I had to go to Vegas, of all places, to a hacker conference called Def Con. I watched Google’s Parisa Tabriz take the stage. She asked the audience to help the search giant find bugs: “You can make anywhere between $100 and $150,000 for a security bug, and you can also get a job!” Tabriz, the engineering manager for the security team that protects Google Chrome, was speaking to the right audience. Def Con is a group of people learning to become cybersecurity specialists via computer system break-ins. In other words, they were learning to hack. […]




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