CyberSecurity: The Series

Introduction to a new Series of articles

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What I’m about to do here is a series of articles about cybersecurity that will give, you and me, concepts, news and techniques about cybersecurity.

This will be a risky series because I’m in phase zero about the theme. As you may know from previous articles, I’m just a simple student and this area isn’t present in my course plan.

But I’ve always been an enthusiast and wanted to know more about what I can do to prevent attacks, how could I be prepared to defend myself and others against malicious attacks.

So as you can see here, this article is just a presentation for what I’m about to do. I’ll read several books about cybersecurity and will take online courses throughout this year.

Why am I doing this?

This all began when my friend Diogo showed me Medium and his articles. If you’re a tech enthusiast and want to know more about Data Science go check his articles!

He told me that I could learn and make some articles while I’m studying so I could really understand all the concepts I was getting from books or online courses.

Well I know this is a misconcept but I had an interest for cybersecurity when I saw tv shows like Mr. Robot and news about hacking that made me think that this guys are over the top. I didn’t care about the fake type writing or the CSI fantasy. But I did know that people that hacked governmental websites, servers amongst other things are people whom are smart and want to know more than the average. They like to take challenges and to use their intelligence (some for malice others for the greater good).

I thought this could be interesting so I’m giving a chance to myself. It’s going to be tough because I’m ending my degree this year and I’ll be in several projects but this is also exciting for me because I want to know everything about cybersecurity.

Where should I begin?

I like to start with the most possible abstraction I can get and then I’ll progressively learn about cybersecurity.

For that, I’ll read the “Cybersecurity for Dummies” so I can understand some basics about identifying advanced malware, recognise malware patterns and to learn some controls and tools about cybersecurity. The book is pretty simple, but let’s start from zero and then build some concepts along the articles.

Then, I’ll take some online courses. I will sign up at edX and and subscribe to some cybersecurity courses and hopefully I can do this in a regular basis so I can show you more about this topic.

Hey! My name is João and I’m a Computer Science student who wants to write articles that shows some of my experiences, projects and many other themes.

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