Me , myself and industry

Friday, February 25, 2005

boring hours
the clock is ticking ....
the time is singing ....
I no in mood for a rock song...!

the life stands still..
under the hot sultery fan of this cyber cafe ...
dmn it's hot n stuffy .. but I have no choice ,,
have to wait for another 1.5 hour , cause no BUS to go back home ??

I am in Pune right now ..
had to visit the office in pune for the act of RED tappism ..HANDover of activities frm my ex-collegue !
waste of time .. to be frank .. but I knw its imp ..
anyways .. hogged in the restaurent rearby !

tick tick rick .. clock sems to crawl by ..
damn .. checked my inbox ,, 100th time ..
on top of it .. chatting with my pal sitting accross 2 tables ..
damn ,, its such a waste of technology ..
two machines in the same talking to each other .. via internet .. !

*he he he*

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solbeam


an excellent travel journal , those interested look for it under the "My fav links" section on the right hand side!

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"old pal"

after quite a longtime , we spoke yesterday. Atul , frm our MBA batch , called up and was happy to knw that he is leaving for US. Its supposedly a long term assignment and lucky guy also gets to take his wife along.. "there is god"
wish u BON VOYAGE

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

security industry

So you are in security uhh !!.. that's the question I have been asked by many people .. or rather each of them . Usually I put it as , we help people to get things right with regards to protection to their IT infrastructure. Also help people who are proactive about information security to do things in the right way as per their needs, by following certain known security industry standards (like BS7799, SOX, etc)

so can i be security professional ? Yes, is my reply..but you should knw this .. that .. blah blah . . Then what should I do to be one..
Many ways to pursue it..
no knowledge is waste.. I have learnt it the harder way ...

but building a security career you have many ways...
let me highlight the certifications from EC-Council ..
the most famous one is Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (312-50)
but ec-council also has many other exams , like Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator ,E++ Certified e-Commerce Consultant , etc. for details pls checkout EC-Council exams page.

other certification in security industry is Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) . or the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) from (ISC)²

please check the eligibility criterias and recertification costs before applying ;)

for professionals and students another certifications which make a mark is the CompTIA Security+, do check it out.

Also , vendor certifications like redhat, microsoft, sun are additional addons.

GIAC , One of the most reputed certification in the industry.
The candidate must complete a written "practical assignment" that demonstrates their ability to put their skills into practice. GIAC is the only security certification that requires candidates to submit a practical assignment in order to demonstrate this real-world, hands-on mastery of security skills.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), should be percieved by those inclined towards security consulting field.

So without taking more time of yours, if u have read till here , u must be all charged up to go get urself , a certification. It always helps to interact with people who have completed some or all of the certifications mentioned above. more links for articles from others ..


some more gyan .. for the "blogholics"

In our search for knowledge, in our acquisitive desires, we are losing love, we are blunting the feeling for beauty, the sensitivity to cruelty; we are becoming more and more specialized and less and less integrated. Wisdom cannot be replaced by knowledge, and no amount of explanation, no accumulation of facts, will free man from suffering. Knowledge is necessary, science has its place; but if the mind and heart are suffocated by knowledge, and if the cause of suffering is explained away, life becomes vain and meaningless....

...an exert from JK's teachings.
untill next time.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Who said it ?


But we have got to keep it
here, sir, till the capital is paid.
This was pledged as security!


yesterday , while I was screening through the books in the bookshop, i asked the owner .. Do you have a book on "LDAP" .. the prompt response after he finished sractching his head.. woh Sahab koh pucho (ask the owner sitting there).. so I again went and asked the owner , "do u have book on LDAP?" , his raised his brows and thinkfullly said ..NO. I spelled it out L..D..A..P..par book hai kya ? ... Haaan .. LaaDUP.. paar hai nah .. Areeh shyamu LaaDup.. par book lanaa..
yes , whether the book is on DOS or LDAP it makes no difference for this shop owner, I wonder..but then a passing thought .. he should be earning much more than me..
But again , the satisfaction of reading a book and gaining knowledge is more than just counting "coins".

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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

the NOT so mythical MAN MONTH


If by chance u r a software professional , you might have read the book The Mythical Man-Month.
here the author (Frederick Brooks), tries to explain the myths behind project managemenrt. planning to get a copy today. OUr project started 20 days back ,

Where is the project plan ?
where are the timelines ?

*ha ha* ... u get the picture
frustrated

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Falling in luv OR Falling out of luv


yeah , not a very interesting topic for many people..
lately had a very itersting discussion with one of my friends and during that hot debate , we concluded many things ..(so all are experts in luv)
well in IMHO , true luv exists , it exists beyond any expectations, its falwless. Blood relations donot make a person to luv. It's is developed over the period of time. Faith, trust and commitment forms the base of any relationship.

"Why should you luv someone so much , when you know that the person can hurt !" I was asked the question. I am no great philospher like J Krishnamurti.
but it's foolish ebuff I feel to persue such relationship.
from my little experience in life I knw that for a mother , the luv for her child is beyond comparison. But now here we are talking abt a different point u might say ..its blood realation , u say. But when it comes to the motherly luv, its the same for any adopted child.

Coming back to the point about love relationship for finding partners, it;s a natural human phenomenon, i say. (i believe also the researchers believe the same) so its very wrong fto say "It's stupid to fall in luv or be luved ". The question here is how do u knw wheher ur relationship would be a successful or not .. in luvers case it might be they gettig married. Yes , luv is beyond such social obligations.. it's seamless.. there are no expectations .. it's just abt giving up everything for Luv.

Yes, for all those young friends of mine.. it's easy to crib abt lot of things.. here is something postive thought....
Often we stand at the life's CrossRoad & view what we think is the end. But then a true friend of yours comes and tell u "Relax my friend , It's just a BEND and not the END"

until nxt time.
cheerio.. happy slogging.

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Monday, February 21, 2005

BLACK
Weekend was fine , the much awaited movie which I wanted to see .
while watching Black, u are totally engrossed by the emotions , the cinematography , the music score.. everything was good.
from the sorrow and pain , there is so much postive energy felt. hats off to Sanjay lb, for an outstanding film. A good film , ofcourse which is not for the masses.

BLACK poster
A must see ..

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