The Business of Internet of Things Platforms — a thousand words


What is an Internet of Things Platform? Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms are the digital infrastructure that connects IoT devices and sensors with data networks and applications. The platform connects and manages the different components in the IoT ecosystem (Figure 1), and enables business functions. It is often referred to as middleware because it connects […] … Continue reading The Business of Internet of Things Platforms — a thousand words

Motivation Mondays: A QUESTION Of BALANCE


Mirth and Motivation

“Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” Maxwell Maltz

Motivation Mondays: A QUESTION of BALANCE - How do we create it in our lives? Motivation Mondays: A QUESTION of BALANCE – How do we create it in our lives?

You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.’ He paused, considering what he had just said. ‘Yes’, he repeated. ‘In the end, it’s all a question of balance.” Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
I don’t like the word ‘balance.’ To me, that somehow conjures up conflict between work and family… as long as we think of these things as conflicting, we will never have happiness. True happiness comes from integration… of work, family, self, community. Padmasree Warrior
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to…

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Change Prompt in Bash


How to break into the CyberSec industry?


Pentestimonials

This week I’m doing something a bit different; I’m going to touch upon that really illusive subject on how to break into the Cyber Security industry.

The reason I’m not writing up a review of Kioptrix #3 this week is because I’m actually working on a CTF (Capture the Flag – a much broader penetration test where you look for flags).

What do I want to work with?

That is THE question you need to answer before you even consider the security business. Are you interested in breaking into the penetration industry like me, or are you more interested in emergency response or malware analysis? Try to put your finger on what you actually want to work with, because the spectrum is BROAD and it’s easy to get lost.

Why do you want to work in Info/CyberSec?

I’m on/r/AskNetSec quite a lot, and have made myself a bit of a…

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