Spinning Up Your First Virtual Machine

Virtual machines, emulations of computers, are an amazing learning tool. If you have a single computer and want to learn about computer networking, web application pen-testing, or try a new Linux distro, virtual machines are your very best friend. By setting up one or more servers as virtual machines you can experiment with quite a… Continue reading Spinning Up Your First Virtual Machine

Cryptography Basics : Notes

**I've been reading The Manga Guide to Cryptography and POC||GTFO to learn more about crypto. I'm just trying out digitizing some of my notes here, though I'm thinking a wiki like docuwiki would be better. OneNote isn't really floating my boat lately. Anyway, this shouldn't be taken as original writing, or a finished article, and… Continue reading Cryptography Basics : Notes

Refocusing

When I made this blog, originally I was inspired by a technical writing course I took. I wanted to create a resource accessible to the average home user. However, in hindsight, there are multiple issues with that focus. Firstly, that's far to narrow of a focus considering my interests are not that of the average… Continue reading Refocusing

Why should I try College Cyber Defense Competitions?

If you are an information technology or cybersecurity student with the opportunity to participate in a collegiate cyber defense competition I highly recommend you take advantage of it. If you don't have the opportunity to join an existing team I suggest you make one! Why? Because when you are tasked with defending a network you've… Continue reading Why should I try College Cyber Defense Competitions?