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4/20/2021
12:30 PM
Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features

7 Old IT Things Every New InfoSec Pro Should Know

Beneath all those containers and IoT devices, there's a rich patchwork of gear, protocols, and guidelines that have been holding it together since before you were born. Knowledge of those fundamentals is growing more valuable, not less.

(image by Optinik, via Adobe Stock)
(image by Optinik, via Adobe Stock)

How Computers Talk to Each Other

"How computers talk to each other is at the heart of security. The classic interview question 'What happens when I search for XYZ in the Google search bar?' is extremely important. DNS, protocols, proxying, routing protocols, etc. are all on the table and are all very important to understanding how to defend systems.

—Jimmy Mesta, Head of Security Research at Fastly

Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio
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