I passed my AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam on September 2018 and I would like to share some thoughts on my experience.(more…)
First of all, some people asked me why I chose the AWS path to cloud security instead of going for a vendor neutral cert like CCSP from (ISC)². Main reason for this is that, before diving into Cloud Security I thought it would be useful to get a good understanding of a cloud platform. I chose AWS cloud as they are the leader in Cloud Computing as of this writing. I studied and passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam first. This gave me a good overview of the AWS platform and its capabilities. It took me around another month to prepare for the Security Specialty exam.
Recently I earned my Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification after successfully passing the OSCP exam challenge. OSCP is a penetration testing certification offered by Offensive Security. To earn the title, you have to complete the Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK) training course and pass the 24-hour arduous exam challenge. Offensive Security is well known in the security industry as they’re the creators of the popular Kali Linux distribution and Exploit-DB online exploit database. OSCP distinguishes itself from other InfoSec certs by teaching you the practical skills in the field of penetration testing.
Whenever I install a fresh copy of Kali Linux there are few procedures I follow to set it up properly. In this post I am going to list most common steps I repeat with every new installation.
Log in with the username root and the default password toor
Like most people today, my web browser of choice is Google Chrome. Google Chrome is a very fast and solid browser. However, no browser is complete without right set of Extensions. Using extensions can significantly enhance Chrome and improve your Internet experience. In this article I am going to list the best Chrome Extensions that I think are most useful. This list based on my own experience with the extensions. (more…)