Furthermore, after a couple hundred interviews over the course of my career, use of the term "cyber" is a huge red flag. Very few such people with "cyber" on their resumes are hired where I work.
I've only been conducting interviews for a few years, but I haven't noticed a correlation between a lack of ability and the use of the term cyber. I don't think its on my resume (haven't had to update in a few years), but I wouldn't make assumptions about anyone that did.
>I have to say that by the time anyone has infosec written down and categorized it is obsolete
It's a worthy goal for CyBoK to try to write this down, but having skimmed over the AppSec one it immediately feels like it's something that will get finished one day, and then people will get round to reading it one day by which point it will be little more than an academic curiosity.
My first impression is that it is broadly an academic exercise and not a practical one. This type of knowledge needs to be documented in more dynamic format if it is to stand any chance of being relevant, let alone remaining relevant. It needs the funding and the community support, but on top of academics cogitating over it, it needs real-world, real-time input, maintenance, and updates.
Sounds like a workplace one should avoid. It seems quite petty that one would consider a harmless and a completely acceptable word to be a reason to look at a potential candidate with a negative bias.
Maybe I should start including the word "cyber" in my resume going forward to filter out petty employers like yours.
You said the word! Take a shot!
It's like the old debates about the term hacker, eventually things become part of common parlance...
As to old knowledge, I'd say it very much depends. Basic principles from 20 years ago apply very much now. The specific attacks may have changed (although in some cases they're still the same) but the underlying concepts remain.
Or different usages of the word "hacker" become a shibboleth for showing which of the groups (with very different agendas) you belong to.
Understanding attacks can be helpful to understand vulnerabilities and wrongly implemented security principles.
Could be a nice 1 pager for highlighting some of the things I do to outsiders. Would be useful to those looking to get into this field (i.e. CS undergrad) too.