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Where to start?

Jacob Coddaire
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Joined: Jan 11, 2011
Posts: 36

Hey guys. I'm in college as an Information Systems major. Thing is, it doesn't focus on computer security. I'm a total n00b at computer security. So my questions to you guys are listed below.

Where do I start?

What resources are good to use?

Other advice?
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42955
The SecurityFaq points to a number of places that provide overviews of specific areas, and also tell you how that ties into the Java landscape (the "Java Security Evolution and Concepts" articles).

I'm a big fan of Bruce Schneier's writing, so I'd say start with the podcast that's linked there, and then maybe the book Secrets & Lies. That'll provide the big picture that tends to get lost amid all the arcane technical details of implementing digital security.
aaliyah dcunha

Joined: May 31, 2011
Posts: 10

Are you asking about computer security like Antivirus or any other? and Dittmer can you give me detail of you SecurityFaq?
thanks in advanced.
kritika das

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 10
I too agree with Dittmer.
I agree. Here's the link:
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