I'm working hard toward my OSCP. I've been studying, and I was given a boost of confidence just a few hours ago.
I have a few writeups I can't publish until the boxes are retired. Lame.
I'm definitely getting where I need to be for this one. I want to practice my Buffer Overflow a bit more (I really can't get motivated because it's so repetitive and boring.)
I also want to practice a bit of Windows, but I really am starting to think this is obtainable. It really didn't seem that way even a few months ago. Heck, even last week.
So some things I definitely want to work on once I'm done with this:
- Python scripting – I need to up my skillz here.
- Ansible – I can kinda stumble my way though and get something that sort of works after several hours of frustration.
- Containers – These are still voodoo magic boxes to me.
About my learning
I've also been trying to focus on reading more. Rather than trying to read a book and understand everything, I've learned that it's better to read it and just try to pick up what I can and continue on. You can learn more reading a full book and only getting half of it (if that) than stressing out over reading and understanding everything and only getting in a chapter or two. I've also been reading more blogs and anything else I can. Hopefully I can translate some of the knowledge into my writing.
Things I've been reading:
- Web Security for Developers - This book is pretty cool so far. It started out pretty simple, but it started to get deeper into concepts I'm not familiar with (I haven't done a lot with web apps, so it's a learning experience).
- Hacker News - Just a cool site recommended by a buddy at work. Find a lot of interesting reads here.
Things that seem cool:
- Practical Vulnerability Management - I really should learn a bit more about vulnerability management. May be worth reading a good book on it.
In Other News
I ordered a cool GitHub hoodie.