What is Trail of Bits?
Trail of Bits is an independent information security company that aims to build better security for organizations over the world.
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When you want to learn more about how to become an ethical hacker and how to get your hands dirty and start to practice it is quite hard to know where to start.
Of course you have plenty of information online but it’s hard to find a way to start from scratch.
The CTF Field Guide will explain everything in a very structured way and you’ll find plenty of resources (books, CTF, wargames, websites, courses,… ).
Also you’ll be able to learn the differences between CTF and Wargames and the basics you should know about those.
Besides, they explain what type of Employers you have in the field and what kind of jobs. This is a good point because I had quite a hard time to find a proper knowledge about this. I was only able to find out more when I talked to professionals and experts in the field.
Furthermore they make a good point in the chapter about certification. I let you find out about it but it made me think and reform my challenge.
When you’ll be done reading the intro you’ll have a great base to continue the practice in a well structured way with few main themes: Vulnerability discovery, Exploit Creation, Forensics, Toolkit Creation and Operational Tradecraft.
To conclude, I would totally recommend this guide if you are the kind of person who like to learn things in a structured manner. Also you’ll find a bunch of great advise.