Lessons from developing an app for my university


# TL;DRI build an app for my university. Here are some things I learn:…
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Lessons learned from web designing for a small company


# TL;DRMy friends and I created a website for a small business. Here are some things I learn:- Looking into the company’s current tool- Leverage t…
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Strategies for ICPC


> International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is an algorithmic programming contest for college students. Teams of three, representing t…
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My first Chrome extension


As I was doing my final project for Harvard CS50x, I decided to build a Chrome extension because, why not, I had never built one before so it would …
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What is a network layer?


I am getting into Cybersecurity and trying to learn a few things about the fundamentals.# What is a network?A network is a group of two or more connec…
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How to format a USB drive in Linux?


No BS. Just the terminal and straightforward steps to format a USB drive in Linux:1. Locate the USB drive.2. Unmount and format the USB drive.3. Verif…
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Windows logs vs Linux logs & how they help with Vulnerability Scanning


# Windows vs LinuxHere’s a pretty simple to table showing the differences:| Windows | Linux || ----------- | -------------------- |…
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What are packet sniffers & how to use Snort


Packet sniffers. How they work: Packet sniffers work by intercepting and logging network traffic via the wired or wireless network interface on its ho...

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What is a DNS SOA (Start of Authority)


The DNS start of authority (SOA) record stores important information about a domain or zone such as the email address of the administrator, when the d...

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10 ways to prevent zero-day attacks


A zero day (or 0-day) vulnerability is a security risk in a piece of software that is not publicly known about and the vendor is not aware of. These a...

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Slowloris DDoS & how to mitigate with NGINX


What is denial-of-service (DDoS) attack? Here's a brief explanation. It's a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server by ov...

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What are SIEM and UEBA?


Let's dive into Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) and User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA)...

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Incident response — NIST vs SANS


Placed side-by-side in a list format, NIST and SANS have all the same components and the same flow. The biggest difference lies in Step 3, where NIST ...

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Threat intelligence APT and MISP


Advanced Persistent Threat aims to infiltrate a company’s computer systems and steal information or disrupt operations. APT is persistent, meaning the...

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Threat hunting vs Security analytics


In cybersecurity threat hunting, this involves developing a specific hypothesis or theory about a potential security threat, based on available data o...

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Hosting my own ActivityPub server


I love self-hosting. The idea of running someone else's software is beautiful and satisfying. Like learning how to bake a cake from a recipe, if it tu...

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CompTIA Roadmap


I attended the National Cyber Summit a few months ago and got this flyer. I think it might be helpful to share...

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Learning Go — Week 1


Week 1 of learning Golang. Here are a few things I found interesting about Go: 1. Go is sort of Object-Oriented...

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SOAR Playbooks


SOAR stands for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response. It is a technology solution that aims to streamline and automate the security operati...

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Setting up CI/CD for your blog


In this blog post, let's learn how to set up a CI/CD workflow for your blog with CircleCI, GitHub, and a Virtual Private Server (VPS)...

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Learning Go — Week 2


Week 2 of learning Golang: Speed-running has been my method of learning Go for the past week. Having learnt Python and C, I skipped some parts of A To...

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Learning Go — Week 3


Week 3 of learning Golang. It's been a while! Yeah, I just graduated and spent some time traveling with my parents! Recently, I've been doing Go chall...

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Learning Go — Week 4


I love how Go does error-handling! Error handling is not done via exceptions in Go. Instead, errors are normal values of types that implement the buil...

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