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Skills needed to become a Security Expert and Penetration Tester?

Skills needed to become a Security Expert and Penetration Tester?

Posted by Chip Panarchy on Apr 24

Hello

There was a nice link with information on this which I found a while
ago, does anyone still have the link?

To learn all skills required to be a Security Expert and Penetration
Tester I plan on;

– Learning C++
– Creating my own Linux Distribution (security-orientated LiveCD)
-…

URL: http://seclists.org/pen-test/2009/Apr/0149.html

2 Comments

  1. "Penetration Testing (pen-test) Mailing List" says:

    Re: Skills needed to become a Security Expert and Penetration Tester?

    Posted by Richard Thomas on Apr 24

    Chip,

    Commendable activities and intent, but where are the activities that
    will teach you security and penetration testing? There is nothing
    there which indicates any training in technique, methodology or
    concepts relevant to the security field. This is crucial to the
    proper practice of…

    URL: http://seclists.org/pen-test/2009/Apr/0153.html

  2. "Penetration Testing (pen-test) Mailing List" says:

    Re: Skills needed to become a Security Expert and Penetration Tester?

    Posted by Stephen Mullins on Apr 26

    I don’t think any of those things will actually lead to getting a job
    as a Pen Tester. Figure out what employers actually want and then try
    to match your skills and resume as closely as possible.

    In other words, there is a list of skills you need to be legitimately
    qualified (programming, in…

    URL: http://seclists.org/pen-test/2009/Apr/0164.html

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