Are you a Scientist? | Cyber Security
In war, there are always two sides: the attackers and the defenders. A less focused on group is the researchers and developers. While soldiers are fighting a war on the front lines, scientists and engineers are researching and developing new weapons, defences and tools; things that give their side an advantage. If one of these such creations is ever captured by the opposing forces, it is reverse engineered to understand exactly how it works, how it can be defended against and even how to re-purpose it. The same goes for war on the cyber front, malicious attackers and system administrators (Black and White Hats) are the soldiers, malware authors develop new and dangerous forms of malware and Scientists reverse engineer these weapons to find out how to stop them.
Links with CyberEPQ Modules:
5. Information Security Vulnerability Concepts
7. Information Security Incident Management & Conducting and Managing Digital Forensic Examinations
9. Information Security Identity and Access Management
What does a Scientist do?
A Scientist is a highly specialized reverse-engineer, programmer and detective. They accomplish their task by using various tools and expert level knowledge to understand not only what a particular piece of malware can do but also how it does it. Becoming a Scientist requires a large amount of focus and discipline as well as training and practice of the inner workings of computer systems, programming methodologies in multiple languages and a keen mind for solving puzzles and connecting the dots.
You might consider becoming a Scientist if you... Read more