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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:41 PM
Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:37 PM
What 30 Classic Games Can Teach Us about Security
Information security experts share their thoughts on how participating in games and sports helped hone their professional skills.
Gaming is often a hidden form of training. In Ender’s Game, officials send the hero purposefully through a “game” to prepare him for the military. “The stress Ender goes through is not unlike the stress many cybersecurity professionals hit as well,” explained Steve Herrod (@herrod), managing director at General Catalyst Partners
As you’ll soon see, there are plenty of analogies between gaming and security, but keep in mind that there is one significant caveat. While most games have structure, “the rules of cybersecurity are non-existent. There are no level playing field, no referee, and no arbitration authority,” noted Monzy Merza (@splunk), chief security evangelist at Splunk.
Read on for 20 sound security tips from a host of professionals and a list of great games to play to improve your infosec finesse.
1: Work as a team
2: Manage the mind-numbing tedium of security
3: Play defense and offense simultaneously
4: Stay ahead of your opponent and be prepared for attacks from any side
5: Think outside the box
6: Understand your opponent
7: Prepare for an always-changing environment
8: Develop team-based situational awareness
9: Flex real-time response skills
10: Manage your resources
11: Learn how to hack
12: Build defenses and manage penetration
13: Plan for the worst
14: Develop strategy or win by cheating
15: Learn to cope with failing equipment
16: Fill in network gaps
17: Constantly assess risk
18: Accept defeat. It’s part of security.
19: Reveal patterns with minimal information
20: Exercise your social-engineering skills
Conclusion: Gamers have the right mindset for security
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:43 PM
Sports is a good outlet, but, I think video games add to aggressive emotions. So many portray behaviors that are reprehensible to a decent society. Grand Theft Auto is a good example of that. How many of the best selling games are military oriented? Video games have come a long way since the simple pong days. Remember when MS Flight Simulator came out? That game is training ground for todays drone pilots.
War Games are as old as sin.
Posted Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Video games tend to desensitize your better nature. Of course the marketers will always say this is not true.
Chris from Ohio and Josh from Michigan both were gaming for hours on end until experts intervened and helped them give up gaming.
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