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IT Security - Good Starting Tips - Binner_Done - 04-30-2017

Good evening SpilledBukkit,
As I'm 14, I'm looking into career options. I thought about an IT Security guy and was wondering where I can find some pointers on where to look.
Everything is helpful!
Thanks,
Binner


RE: IT Security - Good Starting Tips - Techno_Wizard_ - 04-30-2017

(04-30-2017, 03:41 AM)Binner_Done Wrote:  Good evening SpilledBukkit,
As I'm 14, I'm looking into career options. I thought about an IT Security guy and was wondering where I can find some pointers on where to look.
Everything is helpful!
Thanks,
Binner

Well, if you have an android, I have an app called cybrary with some really advanced topics into IT and security. A lot of them will probably be over your head, but you can find a topic that interests you and get a lot of background into


RE: IT Security - Good Starting Tips - WalshyDev - 04-30-2017

So something to understand here is that there are many types of security in IT.
You have system security, network security, generalised security of educational environments and workplace security. The differences are how much you handle and how you handle it. For example in a workplace you really need to make sure to go through Windows and disable a lot of stuff in the registry to make sure people cannot trick employees into running something as simple as a JS script since they can literally infect an entire system and network. In educational environments you need to focus more on blocking programs and possible network bypasses such as VPNs, now kids are stupid and will do things such as going to Google Translate or just going to a proxy site; these are easy to block and you can also block VPNs quite easily if they decide to bring one in on a USB. You do not need to think as much in education because it's HIGHLY unlikely anyone will design some JavaScript to run in School. I know from my experience that my School was heavily monitored and they were really strict on security but I was still able to cause issues with JavaScript and they never even thought of that.

So in conclusion, before I can give tips on where to start you need to know what hat area you would want to work in. You can always just try and do a bunch of these as they all do share some forms of security measures.