Shon Harris

LinkedIn to Spam Targets

After posting the initial Charlatan Watch List page on Shon Harris that recounted several of her previous spam antics, several people pointed us to her activity on LinkedIn. Apparently, Harris had posted what was considered by several to be spam in the "Information Security Careers" group and the "CISSP Discussions" forums. Her posts advertise her white papers and articles, some of which are self-serving advertisements for her CISSP study materials.

Take for example the "Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)" discussion forum. Not only does she post links to her CISSP material, but a variety of other posts including "A Satire of the Security Divas of Today", Cross Site Scripting Attacks and Introductory J2EE Security


Shon maintains her own "PCI Group" on LinkedIn and uses it to advertise her CISSP and CEH material:


Harris also branches out to other groups like "CISA and CISM for Security Professionals", "CISM Exam Preparation", and "White Hat Hacking" to link to her articles or training material, that is not specific to those topics:


If you are on LinkedIn and feel her posts are spam, we encourage you to file a complaint.


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