Week 2 of this class, and it already feels like I’m on the right track. Security issues are damn interesting, and after reading through this textbook, I was right to be so obsessive about reading security news and tutorials over the last year or so. I know these definitions, I can think of examples, I’ve read some exploit code, I know these concepts. I’ve even practiced a couple. I’m getting better at this.
It’s a little slow going when it comes to practicing on my own, but even that is getting faster. Wireshark and nmap are getting more comfortable. Still trying to crack Metasploit, but it’s coming.
This week I was assigned basically a “What is Infosec” topic, and made a powerpoint with embedded audio for it. I think it went well, but the file size suffered (44mb) due to the audio. I ramble a bit, I’m too used to podcasting, but that can be fixed with practice.