In this article I’m going to review the study method I used to prepare for, and pass, the CompTIA PenTest+ foundational penetration testing and ethical hacking certification in March 2021. I will start by giving some background to the PenTest+ course content, the preparation I did before beginning study, the…

Open Source Intelligence, or OSINT for short, is a wide ranging skillset which leverages multiple disciplines, methods and sources for collecting and analysing data accessible via publically available sources. Its leveraged by the intelligence communities, military, corporate and financial researchers, and average every day people. …

Ethical hacking (also known as pen-testing or penetration testing) is a term that covers the intruding practices aiming to discover any threats and significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities that can be found and exploited by an malicious attacker.

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Generally ethical hacking is broken into two seperate but complimentary skillsets: web application penetration…

So this article started off today as an individual student reaching out to me via LinkedIn asking for some advice. Soon to be graduating, they wanted to know if I had any tips for someone looking to enter any kind of IT role. Their primary interests are in Project Management…

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One of the main things that people look for when interviewing for junior/starter career InfoSec jobs is passion. . . the willingness to stay-up all night learning the “new thing”, to keep up to date with shifting trends and maybe even be ahead of the curve.

Today though, I want…

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“So you wanna be an “Infosec Rockstar”? And live large. Find zero days, have fast cars? Charge large?”

Sorry, but thats not going to happen here. In fact, it’s probably never going to happen full-stop, and thats a good thing. Information Security isn’t an incredibly glamours life, nor is it…

The Brief: A UK training company, ISCI, have made an introductory training course, the Certified Network Security Specialist, free for the month of May. This course would be good for a junior cyber security engineer, a networking engineer, or SOC Analyst. …

Jack Baylor

I’m passionate about cybersecurity, cloud technology and houseplants | Twitter @2wiredSecurity | Awesome August: https://bit.ly/33hVzJ7

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