Red and Blue teaming is a commonly used technique for honing the skills of information security teams. But setting them up and ensuring you have access to enough appropriately skilled participants can be a challenge for many businesses. Cisco has worked to allay some of those challenges through the establishment of Cyber Range - an environment that simulates over 50 real world threat scenarios. And, last year, they let teams of high school students loose in Cyber Range during a Cyber Games competition held at La Trobe University.
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Some things in life -- such as fixing your own car or DIY home improvements -- might appear dangerous or risky, especially if you've never done them before or you tend to err on the side of caution. They also might be more doable than they look. Here are ten daunting things you probably likely can handle on your own.
Did your parents ever encourage you to play less video games while growing up? Ours too. Doubtlessly, they thought it was a waste of time that could be better spent playing and learning outdoors. After all, what can jumping on Goombas and firing hadoukens possibly teach you about the real world?
As it turns out, quite a lot. Here are the real-life skills and lessons we've picked up during a lifetime of gaming: from telling left from right to understanding the importance of imagination.
Skillsoft has launched CodeX, a new virtual coding practice lab that provides coding exercises with embedded video content. It offers hardware labs for products from Cisco, Microsoft, VMware and CompTIA with tools such as Android Studio 2.3.3, Eclipse, Eclipse Neon, IDLE 3.4, IPython (Anaconda 4.4) and Microsoft Visual Studio.
Last weekend's Mayweather/McGregor fight was a lesson in many things. But the result, which most experts predicted, took longer than some expected. Ultimately, Mayweather was able to outlast his opponent who, despite lots of preparation, was more accustomed to fighting five rounds, totalling 25 minutes, rather than 12 three-minute rounds. This teaches us a lot about specificity.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that those who read faster tend to do better in school and work. After all, being able to rapidly ingest and comprehend information means you can apply it faster, which makes the Award-Winning Speed Reading Bundle a worthwhile investment.
Pretty much every week I receive a research report, often sponsored by a large IT vendor, telling me about the IT skills shortage. Most of them are focussed on infosec but today's instalment of the "Great IT Skills Shortage" came from AWS.
At the AWS Summit being held in Auckland, analysis from job site Indeed shows job listings for AWS-related roles has increased by 153% over the last three years. It's time for IT employers to do something about it. There's no IT skills shortage. But I think there's a massive shortfall in career investment by incumbent and prospective employers.
Not a day passes when someone I interview or a new piece of research appears bemoaning the IT skills shortage. New research, released today by SolarWinds, suggests the shift to hybrid IT infrastructure is exacerbating the gap as companies struggle to find people who can blend on-prem and cloud solutions.
Practise is an important factor in mastering any skill. You want the hours you put in to be as effective as possible so you can improve steadily. Here are four keys to making sure your practise is effective.
There are lots of skills that you can learn to advance your career, but instead of tackling all of them, focus instead on building one or two "hip pocket" skills that set you apart from your colleagues.
Pop psychologist Malcolm Gladwell is best known for the principle that it takes 10,000 hours of "deliberate practice" to master a skill.
But 10,000 hours is kind of a long time, and I'm not really great with committing to things.
Instead, over the next year, I want to see what happens if I try and level up some new skills in in 1/3600th of that time: 10,000 seconds. About 2 hours and 47 minutes.
And to start off, I need your suggestions!
This week, ManpowerGroup released its 11th annual Talent Shortage Survey which takes a snapshot of the most in-demand occupations in Australia. It found that 38 per cent of Australian employers are having difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages. If you're looking for work (or a high-paying career change), these are the skills you should be training up in.
We asked you what household skills people should learn in their 20s, but what about those who are a little older and more experienced in living on their own? What household skills do you think everyone should know how to handle in their 30s?
Deliberate learning, when you set aside time and effort specifically to learn, helps you make progress mastering a new skill because you've dedicated time to thinking and reflecting. But finding the time can be tough, so use the five hour rule, where you set aside five hours a week to better yourself, to ease into it.