Expanding Your Security Horizons: Learning The Ropes 102
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Expanding Your Security Horizons: Learning The Ropes 102

About the Book

Expanding your horizons and surviving in security, this is my next book following hot on the heels

of learning the ropes 101. If you’ve read the first book, welcome back! If not and this is the first time

you’ve picked up something I’ve written, welcome!

It's similar length to my first one but covers a more diverse range of topics :), giving you more of an insight to the different areas of security and building your understanding to further your career.

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About the Author

Andy Gill
Andy Gill

Andy started out his IT career fixing other people's computers, later moving on to data recovery and is now a penetration tester by day, researcher and blogger by night.

Aside from IT and Technology Andy also trains Karate, runs a local DEF CON chapter & can often be found at most of the busy UK conferences socialising with folks.

You can find his site at https://blog.zsec.uk or message him on twitter.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    • Why Another Book?
    • Is this Book for you?
    • Scratching the Itch of Wanting to Learn this Stuff
    • Explaining the Business Side of Each Topic
    • Logical Thinking and Soft Skills
    • Core Topics
    • Thank You
  • Running over the Fundamentals
    • Networking
    • Architecture
    • Web Technologies
    • Cloud Computing
    • Systems Administration
    • Programming
    • Communications
  • Different Flavours of Security
    • Preventative Security
    • Asset Management
    • Pentesting
    • The Coloured Teams (Red/Blue/Orange/Rainbow/Purple)
    • What is a Red Team?
    • What is Blue Team?
    • What is Purple Team?
    • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
  • Certification Paths
    • Technology Basics
    • Defensive Security
    • Offensive Security
    • Security Architecture
    • Governance Risk and Compliance
  • Learning The Trades
    • Offensive Security (Pentesting/Red)
    • Defensive Security (Blue Team)
    • Effective Security Leadership and Management
    • Feedback and Honesty
    • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)
  • Consulting Life Pro Tips
    • Translation of Technical to Business and Vice Versa
    • Going On-Site
    • Navigating Tricky Client Focused Situations
  • Preventative & Reactive Security
    • Collection
    • Investigation
    • Remediation
    • Incident Response
    • Threat Hunting
    • Architecture and Engineering (A&E)
  • Security Research
    • Staying Current
    • Conferences
    • Personal Research
  • Reporting
    • Offensive Security
    • Defensive Security
    • Governance Risk & Compliance
    • Collaborative Security
    • General Advice
    • Stand Alone Information
  • Continuing Your Career
    • Career Progression and Aspirations
    • Certifications + Training
    • Building Your Understanding
  • Surviving in the Industry
    • Pentesting/Red Teaming
    • Incident Response
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Managing Imposter Syndrome and/or Burnout
    • Research
    • Hiring and Compensation
  • Closing Notes
    • Further Learning
    • Lessons Learned
    • References
    • Thank You
    • What Happens Next?

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