The lack of a proper infosec workforce

Submitted by ezabi on Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:55

My presentation in arabic in Cairo Security Camp 2016 about the lack of a proper information security workforce state in our region, or maybe globally.

Wikileaks spyfiles

Submitted by ezabi on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 16:02
I learnt about the release of the newest wikileaks (The Spy Files) from Mostafa's tweet

Looking into the documents I found nothing new, most of which were vendor manuals usually accessible to those who ask, some advertising material, and most interesting to me were some whitepapers which I'll come to later.

Working in the information security myself, I wasn't surprised by any of the information contained in these documents, all of that is usually accessible without much pain, and the state of technology in it was no surprise to me either, these capabilities have been there since long and are being used on daily basis by security professionals.

My surprise was however linked to the degree of importance of such information to the degree of them being published on, and the proper justification was provided by Mostafa with further discussion, and I could clearly understand the reason why normal population considers this technology a threat to their rights.
Simply because some countries and authorities are using this technology in ways ethical information security professionals or white hats wouldn't normally do except with the proper legal justifications.
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