CompTIA Security+ Network Security

Welcome to this review of the Pluralsight course CompTIA Security+ Network Security by Chris Rees. This is the first course in the Pluralsight Security+ learning path, covering the first domain of the CompTIA Security+ exam. It describes a huge number of different networking terms and concepts, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, network address translation,…

Which Security Learning Path?

Pluralsight currently has four different learning paths for aspiring and established IT security professionals. Each learning path relates to a specific industry certification that you can gain. In addition to the learning paths there are a couple of single courses for other industry certifications or standards:¬†Microsoft MTA. This stands for Microsoft Technology Associate, and this…

CompTIA Security+ Learning Path

Welcome to the first of my 2016 series of posts on Pluralsight learning paths. My aim is to complete a learning path every month and give you my take on what the best bits are and whether or not you should follow the learning path yourself. For January 2016 I have chosen CompTIA Security+. There…

Should paying ransomware be illegal?

I have run a poll on Twitter asking whether or not paying ransomware should be made illegal. This is paying ransom to online attackers who have encrypted your files, in the hope of retrieving a decryption key in return. Paying ransomware already is illegal in many countries, but in many others it remains legal. The…

Is Internet Security getting better or worse?

In our industry, we are used to most things steadily improving. Languages, CPUs, frameworks, etc. are all getting better all the time. But when it comes to Internet Security, the picture isn’t so clear. I am conducting a poll on Twitter asking “Is Internet security getting better or worse?” 79% of the responses so far…

Heartbleed bug – the source code

Originally posted on Artineering:
So just recently a vulnerability in OpenSSL’s heartbeat extension was found which was quickly dubbed –Heartbleed. In essence, this bug allows a malicious attacker to read more than an allowed chunk of memory that might contain sensitive information from other sessions i.e. the heart beat extension bleeds memory therefore heartbleed. Its…