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To ancients of the north, the steam rising from the hot stones of a sauna was akin to the very life force of man. To this day, deals are struck and decisions made in saunas, where movers and shakers gather to exchange ideas.

We invite you to Cyber Security Sauna (#CyberSauna), the podcast for sweating out the hot topics in security. We bring you expert guests with sizzling insight into the latest information security trends and topics. WithSecure's self-proclaimed "cyber translator" Janne Kauhanen hosts the show to make sure you know all you need to about the hotter-than-ever infosec game.

Dec 21, 2017

Between zero day news flashes and stunt hacking reports, there are a lot of false conceptions about what it's like to be an infosec professional. So what should you focus on to get into the world of infosec testing or to become a security consultant? What background do you need? How valuable are conferences and certifications? These are just a few of the questions our guest Tom Van de Wiele answers to help you on your way in this rewarding field.

Tom is a principal security consultant at F-Secure with 15 years of infosec experience. He specializes in red team operations and targeted penetration testing for the financial, gaming and service industries. When not breaking into banks, Tom acts as an advisor on topics such as critical infrastructure and IoT as well as incident response and cyber crime.


Episode 2 blog post

Tom's Top 21 Tips for Becoming an Ethical Hacker