I joined a few industry colleagues (thanks for the heads up Ian) at Victoria University of Wellington last night for a Summer of Tech interview speed dating session with their graduate students. Five minutes per mock interviews across about 15 ‘candidates’.
My name is Camille. I’m 23 years old and I recently graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Information Systems.
I consider myself lucky that I got a ‘job job’ (a word I define as a job in the industry you spend years at university aspiring to get) shortly after university. I consider myself luckier that I got a job at Axenic. Information Security was always an interest of mine at university and I’m happy I chose to pursue it.
Getting practical security information and guidance shouldn’t be so hard. Unfortunately, sometimes it can feel that way. Yes, there may be times when you will need to bring in specialists to assist your business to meet its security needs, but there are many aspects of security which you can choose to do, even on the leanest of budgets.
Reports surfaced on the 12th of April of a botnet that attacks IoT running BusyBox and other Linux-based devices. The bot, which is believed to be active since the 20th of March 2017, exploits hard-coded passwords of devices with published SSH or telnet, as well as attempting to brute-force passwords of devices with non-default credentials. As the name suggest, BrickerBot bricks the devices and leaves them completely useless. This is done by executing a set of commands to delete storage, corrupt routing and others.