• Information Security

    SANS New to Cyber Summit

    SANS Institute is running a free summit called New to Cyber Summit from tomorrow which you can register for here.They are also running two CTF events, one for beginners and one for more experienced people. Two tracks will be running namely the Career Planning track and the Skill Building track. Some of the talks I am interested in are: Network Basics Introduction to Security Architecture Job role spotlight: Incident detection and response Intro to Social Engineering Infosec Snake Wrangling: Intro to Python The nuts and bolts of Cryptography and Everyday Cybersecurity You will also receive 6 CPEs for attending the summit. Hope to see you there!

  • Information Security

    Time to patch again

    I did my first ever CTF this past weekend and had a lot of fun, met great people and learned a ton. Another post on that later. If you are running Windows and especially Exchange, then make sure to read the below article and patch your systems as soon as possible as 5 new 0 day vulnerabilities are patched with this week’s patch Tuesday from Microsoft. You can find one of the articles here which has more information and some information on patches that have been released from the likes of Cisco and Adobe. Remember to keep your software up to date.

  • News,  Studying

    Good bye 2020 and good riddance

    It’s safe to say we all had a 2020 to forget and unfortunately 2021 did not start out so well for me either. But hey, it’s a new year and new plans. Yes I finally decided to pivot my career to focus on Information Security thus I will still be posting about my programming here as well as my Information Security journey and anything I find interesting around these fields. I just finished an edX module in C programming. I’m still focusing on Python and plan to write the PCEP exam in a few weeks time if I have the budget. Today I started reviewing the PCEP course ware in…

  • Python

    Getting dirty with GUI development

    Part of my degree studies are Python and then next semester includes GUI development using PyQt. So I thought why not get a head start as I’m wanting to build a few GUI applications for myself. I purchased Martin Fitzpatrick‘s “Create GUI Applications with Python & Qt5” eBook and videos and thus far having a lot of fun working through the book. The code is very well explained and the book is very easy to follow over all. Keep an eye for the review as soon as I’ve finished working through the book.

  • News

    Moved to new host and podcasts

    It’s been a while since I posted as I wanted to first move this website to a new host as I was not very happy with my previous hosting company. At last the site and hosting has been moved and I can start blogging again. I will also start a podcast / vlog for this site where I will be talking about my projects, what I am learning or struggling with and anything else interesting to do with my journey to learn programming. Keep an eye out for when the first episode goes live, which should be soon.

  • Python,  Studying

    print(‘JetBrains Academy’)

    I came across Jet Brains Academy this morning and started with their Python track. Thus far I am having a blast learning more about Python using their platform. They also feature a Java track that I will be looking at after completing the Python track. If you already use a JetBrains IDE like Pycharm then you are able to code the solutions to the questions from within your IDE. Other nice features I like are: Short byte sized lessons – pun intended Questions on the topics you just learned You can choose to start with the beginners project or jump ahead to intermediate or advanced projects if you are so…

  • Python,  Studying

    Lock down learning

    As most of us on planet earth are on lock down I thought that I’d have more time to learn more. For a start, Pluralsight has made all their courses available for free for the month of April and you do not need to provide credit card details when signing up. Personally I just finished Jessica McKellar‘s Intro to Python course on Oreilly which I really enjoyed. I’m looking forward to Jessica’s Intermediate course as she explains everything really well. I’m currently still studying for the RHCSA and doing Python courses on Pluralsight since it is free this month.