• Dec 20, 2018

    Starting your pentest...with reporting?

    Reporting might sound like an odd place to start a pentest. When most well-known pentesters say that reporting is one of the most important parts of the test, you tend to sit up and take notice.

  • Dec 18, 2018

    Building my pentest lab

    Following up on my last post, here is my initial lab setup. As you will see, it’s not much of a lab. But that’s not the point. I don’t need much horsepower at this time, and neither would most beginners. As your skills and needs change, you can certainly ramp up to a dedicated lab environment.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Becoming a (better) pentester

    In my never-ending quest to learn more about hacking in general, I’ve decided to take on a personal project and bone up on the skills required for penetration testing. My goal is to follow thru the stages of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and collect up knowledge on the most used skills in each area. I will skip around a bit at first to focus on technical skills but hope to complete the entire framework.