P is for …

Password There has been much written about passwords, but for this entry I thought it worth defining what a password actually is. It’s a code, phrase or sequence of letters and numbers which is used to validate that you are who you say you are. It’s often used in conjunction with a username or when … Continue reading P is for …

Certified Ethical Hacker

In spring 2013 I attended a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) training course with Firebrand in Wyboston, England. It was a week long bootcamp, with classes starting on the Sunday evening, 12 hour days in the classroom and a 3 hour exam on the Friday morning. The classes were made up of a mixture of theory … Continue reading Certified Ethical Hacker

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

In November 2015 I attended a week long bootcamp at Firebrand Training in Wyboston,¬†England. From the Sunday to the Saturday thirty or more students sat in the classroom and tried to take in all of the course materials, ready for an exam on the Sunday. The exam itself is computer based, 250 multiple choice questions, … Continue reading Certified Information Systems Security Professional