Cybersecurity Paper Tigers are Killing Us

A paper tiger is a fake tiger, made of paper. It may appear to be a real tiger, but it has no substance, is unable to stand up to challenge, and can't perform any other tiger duties. Let's do the cybersecurity industry a favor and work to get rid of the paper tigers.

CISSP Boot Camps: 5 Things You Should Know

CISSP "boot camp" is just a fancy term for CISSP "training". Many CISSP training providers use the terms interchangeably. A CISSP "boot camp" has a few distinctions though. Before we dive into these distinctions, let's take a step back. The term "boot camp" means a "short, intensive, and rigorous course of training". This definition holds true with CISSP boot camps. This post discusses the 5 things you should know about CISSP Boot camps.

Malware Research Explained, Part 1

Many organizations hear the term “malware” and immediately screech in fear. If you are interested in malware research, as long as you are using safe practices, there is not a lot to be afraid of. For those of you who are interested in malware research and figuring out how and why these pieces of malicious software do what they do, this article might be for you.

Securing Home WiFi Networks

When consumer WiFi was first introduced, it was all about keeping our neighbors from stealing our internet connection over our WiFi networks. Now, with the explosion of mobile devices, Internet of Things devices, and other “smart” devices connecting to our home WiFi there is a big chance of intruders being able to steal very sensitive information from us.

Surviving a Ransomware Attack in Healthcare

The rising instances of ransomware attacks is harrowing to say the least. Attackers seek to achieve quick financial gains through the use of this tactic and to be frank, it is working. This blog provides some solutions to help you avoid becoming the next ransomware victim.

Vulnerability Assessment With Nessus Home - Part 1

If you work in the field of Information Technology, you have probably heard of Vulnerability Assessment (VA). VA is a process of identifying security vulnerabilities in a system. It is recommended that you conduct a VA against your organization's network every quarter, and if your organization follows certain policy and standards, such as PCI DSS, VA is a requirement. However, organizations should not be the only ones conducting VAs against their network; average home users should also conduct vulnerability assessment against their network. In this blog, I will guide you through the process of performing a VA against your network using Nessus Home.

Mr. Robot Walkthrough (Vulnhub)

Anyone who is inspired to partake in a challenging course such as the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), or Licensed Penetration Tester-Master (LPT (Master)), knows that practice makes you a better hacker. Vulnhub is a great resource to find purpose-built virtual machine images to practice on. This image is based on a popular TV show, and we are going to walk through exploiting it together.