CompTIA Security+ – One Certification to Rule Them All

Very few certifications stand as prominent, well-recognized, and respected in the Information Security field as the CompTIA Security+ certification. Many employers, including the Department of Defense (DoD), consider it to be a minimum requirement, largely due to the wide range of topics covered and the tough-but-fair questions asked on the exam. Every year, the exam … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ – One Certification to Rule Them All

Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: Lessons Learned from the First Year of a New Cybersecurity Club

If I were to take a survey of our first-year club members, and asked them what they had learned that year, I am sure that every list would be different. That is the great thing about pioneering something new! Each person’s journey is different, even if we are on the same path. There are some … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: Lessons Learned from the First Year of a New Cybersecurity Club

Hiding in Plain Sight: Steganography Tricks and Tips

What do dinosaurs have in common with cryptography? Well Greek, apparently, and a lot of time. 150 million years ago, there roamed a dinosaur covered with bony plates. The paleontologists used the Greek word steganós and sauros to mean "covered lizard". In much more recent times, lets say about 500 years ago, steganós and graphia … Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight: Steganography Tricks and Tips

Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Organize Events and Meetings, Invite Speakers, and Attract Sponsors

Have you ever attended a career fair? Have you ever wondered how much it cost, or how many people were involved in setting it up? How many phone calls, meetings, and approvals had to take place? When you see free stickers, t-shirts, bags of goodies and pens, did you wonder where all that came from … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Organize Events and Meetings, Invite Speakers, and Attract Sponsors

Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: Leadership Methodologies for Running an Effective Cybersecurity Club

Our application was rejected, again. They said we must have a faculty sponsor. Why do we need faculty involved in a student club? Where are we going to find a sponsor? Students come and go. Some drop out, some wander off, some just get too busy or behind in their studies. New students arrive with … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: Leadership Methodologies for Running an Effective Cybersecurity Club

Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create a Statement of Purpose and Draft a Charter for a New Cybersecurity Club

So, we have gathered a group of passionate, like-minded individuals that are driven by a deeper desire, as we discussed before. They all have a reason for being there - but what is the common purpose? “So, I just got back from the Student Government Association meeting. They said they can’t approve our request to … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create a Statement of Purpose and Draft a Charter for a New Cybersecurity Club

Sha Jvgu Pelcgb! Crypto or Cthulhu?

""Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn." Occult horror readers will recognize the phrase from H.P. Lovecraft's 1926 classic, The Call of Cthulhu. However, outside of that small circle, it seems like pure gibberish. Similarly, looking at a message that has been encrypted calls to mind those same eldritch horrors, chanting in their secret watery caves … Continue reading Sha Jvgu Pelcgb! Crypto or Cthulhu?