In part 3 of this series, WebWitch discusses the types of benefits you should be looking for in an offer letter and how to understand what they all mean.
My Young Padawan — How to be an Effective, Supportive Mentor
In cybersecurity, a mentor/mentee relationship can be immensely important to the professional growth and development of both parties. However, taking on your first mentee can be intimidating, especially if you don't already know the value of listening vs. advising, what to do when you don't know the answers, the importance of following through, or how to communicate expectations and boundaries. Let WebWitch mentor you on how to be a reliable resource for younger professionals!
Landing a Job and Getting Paid Well For It [Part 2/5]
(Second in a five-part series.)
Did you know that staying in touch with your NCL teammates can have benefits to your future income? In Part 2 of Landing a Job and Getting Paid Well for It, WebWitch talks about getting compensated for your work — what to look for in contract language, bonus structures, paths for promotion, and the ubiquitous "non-compete clause."
Landing a Job and Getting Paid Well For It [Part 1/5]
(First in a five-part series.)
WebWitch has learned many hard job-hunting lessons and has also been fortunate to find mentors along the way. In a position to mentor now, WebWitch demonstrates how to navigate the minefield of spin in cleverly-worded job postings by firing back with cleverly-worded questions in your interviews!
What is HTTP Request Smuggling and Why Do I Care?
WebWitch examines the reemergence of HTTP Request Smuggling as an allegory for the dangers of making assumptions about older programs and protocols when the cybersecurity landscape is constantly shifting. Their perspective on research topics in cybersecurity (and the Oxford comma) will help you start thinking like a seasoned professional.
What Do the NCL Brackets Mean?
At the end of the Preseason Game, players are sorted into one of four Brackets: Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Pewter. How does that impact you? WebWitch explains the differences and similarities between the Brackets and how they affect your experience as a player.
Top Ten Reasons Why You *Shouldn’t* Play in the NCL Games
As a proper supervillain, EVIL WebWitch must be silent NO LONGER and now tells you all the reasons you SHOULD NOT play in the NCL Games.
Why NCL is Great Even If You Aren’t in Cyber
Let’s Have A Serious Talk About Overworking Yourself
Are you honoring your limits? Do you know when to say no? What's a good rule of thumb for how to treat yourself? WebWitch casts an introspection spell to help you meditate on your own habits.
Summer Camp 2020 – 1-2-3 Words
WebWitch walks us through how they would solve the Summer Camp 2020 – Open Source Intelligence challenge: 1-2-3 Words. OSINT Pro Tip: There are no dumb questions!
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