[OWASP-Security101] Absolute Beginner

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Sep 10 21:33:11 UTC 2015


Clayton,

I've been slinging Java for almost 20 years and specialize in secure coding for web software. If you have any questions in this area, just shout. It's a very important set of skills to foster.

Aloha,
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Jim Manico
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> On Sep 10, 2015, at 12:36 PM, Clayton Miller <clmiller at nmsu.edu> wrote:
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> Thanks for the responses! I did not expect them to come so quickly!
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> @Ali
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>    My only experience in computer science is what I have been learning in my Intro to CS class this semester, which is very basic hardware concepts, networking concepts, and Java programming. Sadly, it is hardly any, but I have started to scour the internet for resources that would be useful to someone with such limited understanding. So when I found OWASP, I figured that an organization of professionals would most easily be able to guide me! What fascinates me about computer security is the fact that it is becoming something so prominent and necessary in our society, and that in a way, it is like a puzzle.
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> @togume
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>    It's probably not a good sign that I have never heard of OSI layers.. Sadly, I do not know anything about that. But, I will read the wiki article immediately!
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> From: Tomás Gutiérrez <tomas.gutierrez at scalablepath.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:43 PM
> To: Kardaslar
> Cc: Clayton Miller; security101 at lists.owasp.org
> Subject: Re: [OWASP-Security101] Absolute Beginner
> 
> Love the positive and welcoming messages on this distro!
> 
> @Clayton - Piggy backing on what Kardaslar mentioned regarding your current Computer Science/Engineering Background and interests, I'd start by your understanding and interest in the OSI layers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model), which are directly applicable to security. Also, taking into consideration the human factor, which is usually the weakest link, and does not make part of the model.
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> Also, things are moving quite fast, so you'll want to keep up to date with application/software architecture on the web.
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> @togume
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> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:16 AM, Kardaslar <kalisami at yahoo.de<mailto:kalisami at yahoo.de>> wrote:
> Hi, this email list is a pretty good start! :)
> In my opinion computer security is a very broad field, there are tons of things you can do - What is your IT background, what kind of experience do you have in computer science? What about computer security fascinates you?
> - Ali
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>     Clayton Miller <clmiller at nmsu.edu<mailto:clmiller at nmsu.edu>> schrieb am 19:58 Donnerstag, 10.September 2015:
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> I am extremely interested in computer security, but have no idea where to start! Can someone direct me to some resources that could set me on the right path? I've researched lots (which is how I found this email list) and everything I have come upon has been too complicated for me to understand. Thank you for your assistance!
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