Start with the right mindset and the right partner Course

This course helps you get into the right mindset and discover what makes a good security partner.

1 hour

Course description

Success in security begins with how you think and how well you combine in-house teams with external experts. In this course, you learn what each means, common misconceptions and practical limitations. As a result, you'll understand how to get this crucial element right. The right mindset examines why (and how) to think like a hacker, as well as why (and how) to seek excellence. The right partners examines what makes a good partner, how to vet them and the benefits they bring relative to your in-house teams.


Big ideas

Video - 00:04:00

A summary of the key points of this course.
The right partner

Video - 00:31:00

Learn why you want both in-house AND external expertise, how to find and vet the perfect security partner and what the talent shortage means for you.
The right mindset

Video - 00:23:00

What is security excellence and how do you achieve it? In this module, you'll learn what it means to think like a hacker and why to get better every day.
Start with the right mindset and the right partner overview

Video - 00:03:00

A brief introduction to the ideas that this course section will cover.

Meet the author

Ted Harrington

Ted Harrington is the #1 bestselling author of "Hackable", which led to his TED talk “Why You Need To Think Like a Hacker.” He’s the Executive Partner at ISE, the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, and web apps; he also co-founded START, software which simplifies vendor risk management. His clients include Google, Amazon, and Netflix, and he has been featured in more than 100 media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes. His team founded IoT Village, an event series whose hacking contest is a four-time DEF CON Black Badge winner, and he hosts the Tech Done Different podcast.

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Plans & pricing

Infosec Skills Personal

$299 / year

  • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
  • Skill assessments
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  • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Create and assign custom learning paths
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
  • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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