Leaping into Log Analysis

If you’re like me, sifting through tons of data by hand is one of the most boring and tedious processes known to man. Thankfully, we have Bash (the Unix shell command language) to streamline our search. I’ll walk you through the fundamentals and show you how you can put them together to get the answers … Continue reading Leaping into Log Analysis

Open Source Intelligence on How to Win Open Source Intelligence in the National Cyber League Games

When I am coaching a group of students for the first time, I always start with the Open Source Intelligence category. Ok, that's a lie. Let me start over. Whenever I am coaching a group of students (first time, second time, or tenth time), I always start with Open Source Intelligence (OSI or OSINT). For … Continue reading Open Source Intelligence on How to Win Open Source Intelligence in the National Cyber League Games

Building Your Virtual Playground: Setting Up VMs for the National Cyber League Games

Pro Tip Tuesday is here!  Today you learn how to play in the sandbox! Err… the digital sandbox that is. A Sandbox is simply an application that is confined to certain limitations – such as processing power, memory, network traffic, and even “virtual devices” like sound-cards, USB ports, and DVD-ROMS. When you put all these … Continue reading Building Your Virtual Playground: Setting Up VMs for the National Cyber League Games