Peter Kim describes himself as heavily involved in the security community. He's spent the last ten years working as a penetration tester and incident responder for a variety of business sectors. On his free time, he manages a local hackerspace in Santa Monica, and writes about his research at the SecurePla.net blog. His latest book, The Hacker Playbook 2: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing is a compilation of different methodologies that he's learned over the years, many of which he has presented at multiple security conferences over the years. In this article, Peter Kim gives vpnMentor readers a sneak preview to his book, which is available on Amazon in either Kindle or paperback edition.
Carey parker, the author of Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons- A Step by Step Guide to Computer Security For Non-Techies has been a software engineer for about 24 years, and the informal 'IT guy' for his friends and family. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. " I've always had a knack for explaining technical topics to non-technical people, so I decided to write a book on cybersecurity for the masses", he explains. "Of course, I did plenty of research for the book and enhanced my general knowledge on the topic. But I think one of the most interesting things I learned was just how hopeless people feel about protecting themselves online. Computers and the Internet are fabulous tools, but most people feel they are completely beyond comprehension - and they just give up; My goal is to reach these people - explain what they need to know in a way that they understand, followed by simple and concrete steps they can take to vastly improve their personal security and privacy." In 2014, Parker combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write a book.
This April in Amsterdam, get ready to expand your knowledge with extraordinary lectures, training sessions and live demos from non-biased security researchers and professional hackers. We've spoken to one of the organizers to give you a short but sweet overview of the topics that are going to be presented, and what HITB is all about.
Dr. Mark Ciampa is an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University.  Prior to this he was an Associate Professor and served as the Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee for 20 years. Mark has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee.  He has published 17 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is also the author of over 23 technology textbooks, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals 5ed, CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs 2ed, Guide to Wireless Communications, Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security In Your World 5ed, and Networking BASICS. Dr. Ciampa holds a PhD in technology management with a specialization in digital communication systems from Indiana State University and also has certifications in Security+ and HIT. We've had the pleasure of chatting with Mr. Ciampa about his work, followed by a sneak preview to his latest book CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals.
BolehVPN is a Seychelle based VPN provider that offers some advanced features, such as traffic obfuscation and military grade encryption. In this interview, we spoke to Reuben, co founder at BolehVPN, to hear his views on the state of internet privacy in 2017.
Mostafa Hashem Sherif  is the author of Protocols for Secure Electronic Commerce, where he presents a compendium of protocols for securing e-commerce platforms B2B and B2C applications. In this article, vpnMentor brings you the first chapter of this fascinating book, along with a few remarks from the author.
Bitcoin, the currency of the modern age, has been around long enough to be changing the game of our financial systems. It is an open source, peer to peer encrypted payment system that has no central authority and does not rely on old school financial institutions like banks. Instead, it offers a completely anonymous solution to trading goods and services while contributing to the growing bitcoin economy. In this article we are going to overview the steps needed to opening a bitcoin merchant account, which will allow you to accept payments from your clients in bitcoin, whether or not you have a website.
Semperis is an enterprise identity protection company that enables organizations to quickly recover from accidental or malicious changes and disasters that compromise Active Directory, on-premises or in the cloud. In this interview CEO Mickey Bresman explains the importance of the active directory and offers an elegant solution to quickly recover it to prevent downtime when the going gets rough.
Rassoul Ghaznavi-zadeh, author of "kali linux – Hacking tools introduction", has been an IT security consultant since 1999. He started as a network and security engineer, gathering knowledge on enterprise businesses, security governance, and standards and frameworks such as ISO, COBIT, HIPPA, SOC and PCI. With his assistance, numerous enterprise organizations have reached safe harbors by testing, auditing and following his security recommendations.
What’s brought you to focus on Connected cars security initially? Although Internet connectivity can make vehicles safer and more efficient, embedded connectivity exposes the vehicle to potential cyber attacks. Essentially, the more sophisticated vehicles become, the more prone they are to attack. Argus’ mission is to secure private and commercial vehicles from cyber-attacks. This is...