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7 Minute Security

May 25, 2017

Warning! Warning! This is an off-topic episode!

I try really hard to create valuable weekly content about IT/security. However, sometimes a virtual grenade goes off in my life and prevents me from having the necessary time/resources to get my act together. This has been one of those weeks. :-)

So today I'm going...

May 18, 2017


I mentioned last week that I was speaking at the Secure360 conference here in the Twin Cities, and at that time I was preparing a talk called Pentesting 101: No Hoodie Required. I was so nervous that I've basically spent the last week breathing heavily into paper bags and wishing I was on sedatives.

But I have...

May 11, 2017

The nervous butterflies are chewing up my organs this week. Why? Because I'm speaking at Secure360 next Tuesday and Wednesday.

I'm trying to build a presentation that:

  • Appeals to both techie nerds like me, as well as regular human people

  • Strikes a healthy balance between fun and informative

So, my outline is...

May 4, 2017

So a few weeks ago I did an episode about the AlienVault Certified Security Engineer certification, and last Friday I took a stab at the test.

I failed. It kicked my butt.

Today I'm here to both rant about the unfairness of the test and offer you some study tips so you don't suffer a similar fate.

P.S. - you should...