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I'm in a state competition for FBLA, the topic being Cyber Security. The regionals test focused on IDS stuff, a bit on cryptography and just some general knowledge questions and "company policy" based things. Knew most of that, so all is well. Does anybody out there have suggestions on how to study for this thing? I wanna win.

Not like Charlie Sheen though, I don't want to win like that.

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If you'd be winning like Charlie Sheen you'd be bi-winning, though!

Anyways; if you want to learn about cryptography your best bet is to start at something like this: http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac/

If you've got the hang of it a bit you could view some existing encryption algorithms to find out how they're built.

It's really not that difficult, it's just about finding a good algorithm, which could take ages.

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If you'd be winning like Charlie Sheen you'd be bi-winning, though!

Anyways; if you want to learn about cryptography your best bet is to start at something like this: http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac/

If you've got the hang of it a bit you could view some existing encryption algorithms to find out how they're built.

It's really not that difficult, it's just about finding a good algorithm, which could take ages.

PFFFFF I'm a network security specialist and can hack anything, I'm the best at hacking GPOs!

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PFFFFF I'm a network security specialist and can hack anything, I'm the best at hacking GPOs!

This statement seems like a combination of arrogance and ignorance. It is something that a recent Computer Science graduate would say. The more we learn, the more that opens up, and the more we know we have so much more to learn. In fact, I don't know a single senior level computer scientist that believes they know everything about computers. It is only the ones that haven't delved deep enough into the machine that feel they know it all.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP :D

The competition was yesterday, award ceremonies were this morning, and thanks to the helpful people at BinRev, and a bit of work, I WON FIRST PLACE! If I can manage to pay for it then this summer I'm going to Nationals in Florida to compete with the rest of the state winners! In the end, there was, sadly no performance event, only a written test, but at nationals there will be many networking related performance events which I will compete in, as well as the final Network Security test. Thanks again to those who helped!

Oh yeah, and this is my 69th post.

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Not like Charlie Sheen though, I don't want to win like that.

Dude that is funny!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP :D

The competition was yesterday, award ceremonies were this morning, and thanks to the helpful people at BinRev, and a bit of work, I WON FIRST PLACE! If I can manage to pay for it then this summer I'm going to Nationals in Florida to compete with the rest of the state winners! In the end, there was, sadly no performance event, only a written test, but at nationals there will be many networking related performance events which I will compete in, as well as the final Network Security test. Thanks again to those who helped!

Oh yeah, and this is my 69th post.

Congratulations on the state win! Study well for the Nationals!

Get the word out @ a local level about your State win (tell people about it at your job etc.), I think you might be surprised at the support that folk are willing to give to someone doing their best.

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