Category Archives: Security

Splitting my time between 2 bosses

So my move over to the PCI-QSA world has been extremely slow, primarily due to upper management. I have been currently splitting my time between doing penetration testing and QSA work. It has not been an easy process working for two bosses … Continue reading

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Getting Hashes From NTDS.dit File – Updated Version

Decided to update my original post on getting hashes from NTDS.dit file. Once you have access to a domain controller, the first step is to copy the needed files from the Volume Shadow Copy or create a copy if needed. … Continue reading

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Moving in to the PCI-QSA realm

Working on moving from being a penetration tester (pentester) into a risk and compliance, specifically PCI-QSA position. Several people have asked me if I have gone crazy, but the answer would be no (well I do not think I am going crazy at … Continue reading

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Passed the GWAPT cert

I took the SANS GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) class back in December of 2014 in Washington DC with Eric Conrad. Have been procrastinating for several months before I had to finally break down and take the certification before … Continue reading

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SANS SEC 542 – Washington DC CDI

Attended SANS SEC 542 Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking class in Washington DC at the Grand Hyatt from December 12 – 17 2014. The instructor was Eric Conrad, and the class was fairly decent, and is a good … Continue reading

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