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 …

Day 5 | Linux Commands, Shell, OS | 100 Days of Information Security

Sep 06, 2021 I’m finally back at it using Roppers Academy and working on the Introduction to Computing Fundamentals course. I’m focusing on learning the command-line versus using the GUI (Graphical User Interface). Now, typically, most users are using the GUI. However, when you think of how many clicks you can save with the command …