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How I got started in information technology

Every once in a while someone asks me how I got started in working in the information technology realm. Usually someone that is not in the industry or they are interested in working with computers as a career and are … Continue reading

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I’m certified to handle ninjas and stuff

After passing my previous certification the GPEN I decided to take on the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH). I decided to save a few dollars this round and challenge the certification without purchasing the full course which comes with a … Continue reading

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I’m a certified penetrator

Okay that title is a bit loaded but I did pass my GIAC penetration tester exam today and did fairly well on it. As with most of the SANS certifications this one was quite difficult. I believe the only reason … Continue reading

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Evidently I’m now a Certified Information Systems Security Professional

In my quest to become a ninja, well that is a digital Jedi of some sorts I have recently obtained the (ISC)2 CISSP. This was a tough certification at 250 questions and 6 hours but some how I survived it … Continue reading

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Passed the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

The GCFA was not nearly as painful of a test as the GCIA was. This was largely in part due to my forensic analysis skills from my master program that I am currently wrapping up in Digital Forensics at UCF. … Continue reading

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Passed the GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)

I’ve been studying for the GCIA for the last month or so and I just took the test and passed the proctored version ;-). I went the onDemand route since there wasn’t a conference that I wanted to attend though … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs to 2005 graduates Stay hungry stay foolish

An article here has a interesting insight from Steve Jobs. Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue … Continue reading

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How to Become a Real Computer Geek

I came across this article recently, thought it was pretty amusing: Now that many so-called “computer geeks” are becoming extremely wealthy, the age of ostracizing the computer savvy is coming to an end. The road to true computer geekdom is … Continue reading

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