The Joys of Python

The Joys of Python

I’ve been working in the IT industry for almost 20 years now and all of that experience has been on the infrastructure and support side of things…server administration, network administration, consulting, and most recently some management. Programming has never been my strong suit, other than writing the occasional script to automate an administrative task. As I began my journey into InfoSec, I kept reading and hearing over and over how important it is to have solid coding skills if you want to be successful. Coding skills will help you build/modify your own security tools, understand what’s going on under the hood of the software apps you work with and contribute to open source community projects on Github.

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How Israel Is Leading The World In Cyber Security

How Israel Is Leading The World In Cyber Security

I found this great video today about how Israel is leading the world in cyber security. It talks about some of the cyber warfare tactics they use and how so many former Israeli military security engineers have gone on to start a bunch of the online companies we know and work with today.

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How I Built My Home Lab – v1

How I Built My Home Lab – v1

One of the first things I did when I started learning more about InfoSec in 2018 was to put together a home lab I could use to learn and test with. I decided to do everything using free tools as much as possible, and to run it on the hardware I had available. The whole thing currently lives in a virtual environment on my 2017 iMac because it has 40 GB of RAM and a 1 TB Fusion drive, but I originally built it out on my 2011 MacBook Pro with only 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB SSD drive and ran it for a few months without any issues. My home lab is perfect for an InfoSec beginner on a tight budget, so I’ll explain how I put it together.

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