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Feb 23, 2020

My AWS Organization - Part 3 - Billing Alerts

Part 3 - Billing Alerts - How You Know You’re In Trouble If you run an AWS Account for long enough, you will inevitably be shocked at how much you...

Feb 10, 2020

My AWS Organization - Part 2 - Bills and Logs

Part 2 - Some More of the Setup So now we have an account and it’s off to the races right? No! There’s some housekeeping to do first. The most...

Feb 3, 2020

Messing Around with Memory Dumps

Why am I here? This handy tweet was posted on twitter sharing a memory dump to look into. I don’t do much of any memory analysis at work, so I...

Jan 21, 2020

My AWS Organization - Part 1

AWS As Your Home Away From Home Lab I don’t need to tell you the clouds big business and you should know how to work in it. It makes sense...

Nov 20, 2019

OpenVPN on DD-WRT Made Simple

OpenVPN for home use I run DD-WRT on my home router. It’s great enough and does what I need. I run a VPN on it so I can connect from...

Mar 9, 2019

Docker Swarm in LXC, Part 1.5 - The Kerneling

Well life catches up with you fast I guess. I haven’t posted any updates because I was posting as I was building and I hit a roadblock. I’ll first talk...

Sep 6, 2018

Docker Swarm in LXC, Part 1

I decided to run a Docker swarm at home because I thought it would be useful to know how to do and didn’t really appreciate what I was getting into...

Aug 21, 2018

Proxmox, Ansible, And Some Notes

I’ve been using Ansible a little bit now and while it has a very easy learning curve, there’s some finer points I had some trouble figuring out. I’m still not...

Aug 21, 2018

Proxmox - Greasing the Wheels

I got distracted. I’ve done quite a bit of work on the incident response type lab I’ve been working on, but I also got interested in Docker and Docker Swarm....

Feb 19, 2018

Proxmox Home Lab on a Slightly Larger Budget - Part 2

Building a home lab Part 2 - Networking Some More So now we have some hardware and some virtualization hosts set up. Now you can set up your firewall. There...

Jan 19, 2018

Proxmox Home Lab on a Slightly Larger Budget - Part 1

Proxmox is an open source virtualization solution and a really flexible base for a home lab. This guide will walk through building a simple 2 node proxmox cluster. My deployment...

Jan 18, 2017

Reverse Shell Cheat Sheet

Cause everyone posts one If enumeration is the bread and butter of penetration testing, reverse shells are the cheesecake. Stolen usernames and passwords may be one of the most reliable...

Dec 28, 2016

Attacking Yourself First

Why not just attack someone else? Because it’s illegal. Attacking a home lab If you’re doing this on a budget, you have a few ways to go about this. You...

Dec 27, 2016

Practical Docker for Security Admins - Part 2

More test cases, but first, some housekeeping Docker will fill up disk space quickly if you’re not managing it actively or planning for it. Since I use throw away VMs...

Dec 20, 2016

Practical Docker for Security Admins - Part 1

Docker and containers are pretty nifty. You can run applications or even OSes inside containers (sort of, it shares a kernel with the host OS and there’s still at least...

Dec 20, 2016

Security Labs on a (no) budget

So you want a lab? It’s going to cost money. You can’t do this for free. Luckily, you’ve probably spent most of it already. I do everything I need to...

Dec 19, 2016

Maintaining a Productive Workflow

I work much better with a simple standardized work flow. If you followed my post on Installing Jekyll and getting ready, you’re ready to just use my workflow if you...

Dec 19, 2016

Installing Jekyll for Security Professionals - or "I don't know what I'm doing"

Why are we here anyway? Jekyll lets you create static pages easily. I’m a security person, not a website admin and I really didn’t want to spend the time learn...

Dec 19, 2016

What is Markdown anyway?

I don’t know markdown syntax but it seems easy enough. This page is intended to be a quick reference for the 5-10 things I will no doubt do over and...

Dec 19, 2016

Welcome to My Scratchpad

Thanks for visiting my page. Hopefully you’re here because you’ve run into some of the same problems I’ve run into and are looking for an answer. Maybe I can be...

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