Here is my election statement as a candidate for BCS Council. Track my progress on my candidate page.
I thought I’d write up my experience of applying for Charted IT Professional (CITP), through the BCS. I recently secured this, slightly overdue, qualification and thought it would be a useful exercise to write some notes up on my blog in case there are any others seeking something similar.
I’m running for election to the Council of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Find out more and get updates from my blog here and my candidate web page.
A good set of notes for end users, which would work well in a corporate awareness programme:
I recently undertook this certification. Long overdue, I had an opportunity to pursue CEH over a decade ago, but opted to take the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Standard Track at the time. How did it go?
NMAP has some useful active fingerprinting capabilities, sending a variety of packets and carrying out evaluation of virtually every packet bit. It is a great help if you have nothing more than an IP address to go on, and need to quickly narrow down the platform type (e.g. using nmap -O -sV ).
Here’s a summary of my advice on LinkedIn regarding the Dot EU domain and Brexit.
In this post I wanted to explore some of the lesser used features of iptables, and showing how iptables can be combined with a dual-homed Linux server to act as a data rate control. This is a cheap alternative to using a dedicated firewall.
In my experience, you can never have enough logging information. If you’re trying to piece together the causes of system failure, or attempting to trace the origins of a cyber-attack, you’re logs are often crucial in either case. In this post I’ll show how you can enhance a Linux installation to log all outbound TCP connections for future reference.