A discussion of cybersecurity certs on twitter
Perry E. Metzger @perrymetzger
I finally realized one of the things that bugs me about most security "certifications" out there. Computer security is warfare. No, really, it's war. There's an opponent who doesn't care about you, doesn't play by the rules, and wants to screw you as fully as possible. 1/
Now, you can do pretty well as a programmer or sysadmin if you're middle
of the road, because that's not an adversarial game. Security _is_
adversarial. In warfare, you don't survive if you're second rate, you
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A security professional who can't program is like a surgeon who doesn't know much about biology. A security professional who doesn't understand the three most common attacks intimately is like an internist who doesn't know how bacterial infections differ from viral infections.