Articles by Gary Hayslip


March 26, 2015

By Gary Hayslip

Part one in the series Path to a Career in Cyber can be read here and Part two Path to a Career in Cyber and Then Some can be read here

In the first two parts in my series, a “Path to a Career in Cyber” and a “Path to a Career in Cyber Part and Then Some,” I explained how I got into IT and found my passion which is Cyber Security. 

In continuing this discussion I am going to talk about websites I use to this day to educate myself on new technologies or learn new skills that are required in my field of employment. I also am going to discuss additional websites and software tools I would recommend you add to your skillsets and knowledge of IT and Cyber Security.


March 18, 2015

By Gary Hayslip
Part one in the series Path to a Career in Cyber can be read here

In my first article “Path to Career in Cyber” I explained how I got into IT and found my passion which is Cyber Security. I discussed how I built my lab in my garage and how I used it to learn about new technologies and to study for my professional IT certifications. 

A large part of that process, of laying out my Cyber Certification Map and keeping track of what experience, certifications or education I needed for my chosen career field was done using certain web sites and professional organizations.


March 11, 2015

By Gary Hayslip

When I started my career in the US Navy, almost three decades ago, I originally went into the field of advanced electronics. It was close to what I wanted to do, which was work on computers. However, in the mid-1990’s, I read a book that changed my life. 

The book, “Information Warfare,” was written by Winn Schwartau and after reading it I became fascinated with not just computers, but the idea of global networks and how computers could be used as both an offensive and defensive weapon. The book started me down a long twisted path full of curiosity and after 25+ years of walking that path I find I am always curious.


February 24, 2015

By Gary Hayslip

As a CISO, you will find your job requires you to have experience in many areas. As the leading cyber security executive for your organization you will be expected to manage your organizations cyber security suite and lead your team in protecting its assets. In this position you will also work with your organizations departments and in the process meet many of your critical stakeholders.  

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