Thinking InfoSec: #1

Introduction: So, I’ve been trying to re-write my blog, but I’ve been getting writer’s block. I don’t do challenges anymore, such as #100DaysofCode or #100DaysOfInfoSec, because, well, I have far too much on my plate. I stopped and started studying for Comptia’s Network+, but even then, the responsibilities on my plate outweighed earning a certification. …

Day 4: Getting Started with WireShark

Prerequisites: Networking Knowledge as in OSI Model and Ports/Protocols Be able to install Wireshark Note: This is not necessarily a tutorial but coffee for thought on what I’ve learned so far based on a class I am taking. So, what is WireShark? WireShark is a tool used by IT folks to analyze what kind of …

Day 3: SSH and What I’ve Learned

Introduction Greetings. It’s been a while since my last post. Note to self, I need to start uploading my work from Notion onto WordPress in an efficient way. In the past week, I’ve been attending a SOC Analyst Prep course to learn more about the fundamentals needed to become one, and recently, we have gone …

Day 1: Docker, OpenVAS, Mossé Institute, and InfoSec Again lol

Greetings y’all, welcome to another day with me on my information security journey (or trying to figure it out at least)! I’ve been using a learning platform called Mossé Institute. They provide learning and training guides for those interested in Cybersecurity. Now, if you have used a site called TryHackMe, this is not quite the …

Day 0: Who I Am & What I’m Learning

Introduction Welcome to my first official blog post! I go by Alex or Alexandria. I am a senior undergraduate aiming to earn my bachelor’s in Cybersecurity. Some of you may know me as @alexandriastech on Twitter. I originally came to Twitter this past summer and had the goal of becoming a web developer. Well, things …

Day 8 | OverTheWire | 100 Days of Information Security

Date: Sept 08, 2021 Currently still using the Roppers’ Academy course Goal: Complete Over the Wire: Bandit 0-4 So far, so good. I have used SSH which is how you can connect your computer to another computer over a secure connection; this is how they will talk to one another. SSH stands for secure socket …

Day 7 | Basics of Networking | 100 Days of Information Security

Date: Sep 07, 2021 Networking concepts have always been difficult for me to understand (especially when you cannot see what you are talking about). In this exercise, I was able to set up a listener by opening a second terminal. From my first terminal, I was able to run commands and see outputs on my …