Cybersecurity teachers out there?

Yashy
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Hi guys

I want to do a course in Cybersecurity with someone who knows their stuff backwards and whom I could learn a lot from from their teaching.  I'm a member of Pluralsight, which is great too. But I have worked with some talented people and you can learn exponentially with an absolute 'don' who knows how and what to teach. Do you guys know of names of individuals, whether on here or in and around London who you would highly recommend learning from and whom offer their time to do so?

Thanks
Yash
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David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
Suggestion: Linux + Windows are very different.

And the many who hunts two hares catches none. In other words, pick one + specialize, you'll come out ahead.

Suggestion: The best way to understand real world security is to setup a server (Linux or Windows), host sites, handle attacks.

Start by searching for topics like penetration testing.

Consideration: Most... really good people are constantly busy... which is why you rarely find anyone really good teaching full time. They're just to busy.
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There are plenty of gurus in cyber security, but that doesn't mean they're good teachers. And even the good teachers aren't necessarily the right ones to train you.

Think about something you know REALLY well and think about how many times you've missed details when telling someone about whatever that is. Now expand that to a whole FIELD of knowledge. Even the best in the business will miss details that are valuable to you. Professional teachers excel at what they do because they take a long time to prepare full, detailed courses. Those courses are essential to hitting all the major details.

So I wouldn't recommend relying on a particular person, but rather find a really good course and work through it. If you come up with questions, ask them on here and you'll get a wealth of knowledge from a variety of "dons" in the area who are willing to help and teach about a very specific topic.

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Thank you David.

I posted deliberately into the Linux/Microsoft as each have their own specialist areas.

My background is mainly security in the sphere of enterprise firewalls from Cisco to Watchguard, along with products such as Darktrace and on both Windows/Linux. However, some work places don't offer enough room to break/fix things as you're too busy doing other things. I haven't done enough penetration testing.
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Thank you gr8gonzo.
David FavorFractional CTO
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gr8gonzo said it best, "There are plenty of gurus in cyber security, but that doesn't mean they're good teachers. And even the good teachers aren't necessarily the right ones to train you."

The best security guys... you'll rarely hear about... unless you frequent security forums + high dollar private masterminds, where they do presentations.

Very rarely do these people toot their own horns... promote themselves...
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

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You're welcome!

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