My name is Hy Zaret. I'm 17 years old. I've studied Information Technology (Networking) at a Technical College. I also have quite some months experience working on the 1st Level of a HelpDesk.
Basically, I'm trying to gain access to University. The reason for this is that it seems, that to be successful as an employee within the IT Industry, one either needs a lot of experience, or a degree. Same can be said for the CISSP!
In the near future, I'd like to begin a career in Information Technology Security.
Some of the skills which I have listed would be beneficial in an undergraduate degree. However, a lot of the skills I've listed will merely be incredibly helpful in my IT Security career.
To give you a better understanding of what I know, and what I'd like to know, I've created a list.
What I know;
= Operating Systems =
- Mac OS X
- Very small amounts of Perl, Python & C++
- Security+ (everything that can teach you!)
- General penetration-testing
- What I learnt at Technical College
- What I learnt from my Cisco Certifications
- CompTIA Security+
- 3 Cisco Certifications
- A Microsoft Certification
= Programming Languages =
- General scripting (shell etc.)
- Vulnerability testing
- Exploit/PoC creation
- Modular (plugin) creations for various popular Security tools
- Manual DLL Injection
- Manual SQL Injection
- Manually rewrite the MBR, in the same way a Bootkit does automatically
- How to implement an advanced cryptographic technique into a piece of software
- Edit security-tools to better suit my purpose
- Build Linux from scratch
- Build a few Windows SOEs
- Elliptic Curve
- STAT (probably most important for gaining entry to University)
- IT Degree (still deciding which one)
BTW: My Goal is to learn/achieve everything that I've just listed within 10 years.