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Verify if a media device or file is bootable

August 25, 2022

less than 1 minute read

To verify if a removable media (e.g. USB, DVD, or ISO) is bootable, you could use file tool on Linux systems. The command file -s /path/to/media reads block ...

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I am CISSP Certified!

April 07, 2021

4 minute read

I passed the CISSP exam in April 2021! Such a difficult exam! The exam is nothing like the practice tests you can find available for free or for purchase. Th...

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Mini-NetWars – Mission 3 (May 2020)

May 20, 2020

13 minute read

I forgot to take notes and someone shared their’s with me. I stopped at “Find the name of the debug PCAP on the web server”

pfSense and Verizon FiOS

February 17, 2020

2 minute read

I have a small homelab setup at home that I use to practice cyber ninja skills and test new technology. My homelab consist of a refurbished HP Z420 Workstati...

NSA Python Training Material

February 09, 2020

less than 1 minute read

A brave individual (@chris_swenson) placed a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request for NSA’s Python training materials. The course is a text-only documen...

Regex Cheatsheet

February 01, 2020

1 minute read

Awesome regex cheatsheet I found online. Often, I find myself re-learning regex syntax because I don’t use it often.

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Hack The Box – Networked

November 02, 2019

4 minute read

Networked was an easy but very interesting box that left me confused at the end. I have not figured out why the final exploit worked but I plan on setting up...

GIAC GCIH Certified!… and some tips.

October 18, 2019

2 minute read

On October 16 2019, I passed GCIH exam with a score of 93%. Honestly, I was surprised I scored so high. I didn’t feel like I had a passing score until 2.5 ho...

Cybersecurity Resourses – Links and more

April 05, 2019

1 minute read

Often I see posts on Reddit asking “Where do you get your news about cybersecurity from?”. There are many places to get your news from and it varies dependin...

Hack The Box - Access Machine Writeup

March 01, 2019

less than 1 minute read

I have started learning additional offensive techniques and decided to put them to the test on The first machine I tackled was Access. It is s...

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Free Splunk Training for Vets

October 30, 2018

less than 1 minute read

I just came across a great resource for US Veterans that can help them start or enhance their career cybersecurity. Splunk offers free their Fundamentals tra...

Farewell Census Team!

August 30, 2018

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Today, I close another chapter in my life. After 4 years working for the US Census Bureau, I leave in search of a new and more challenging adventure in an ar...

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Equifax Security Breach: Degree in Music

September 20, 2017

1 minute read

Recently, Equifax Inc was target of a hack that may have affected over 143 millions of Americans[0]. It was pointed out that the Equifax’s Chief Security Off...

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