When it first came out eight years ago, I assumed The Social Network would be a fairly dull retelling of the origin story of what was then everyone’s favourite social network. I finally caught it the other day, and it turns out I’d been missing out on a great movie.
The security operations centre (SOC) is the heart of a firm’s cyber defences. Here are the basic elements and processes that a SOC uses to monitor for and respond to security incidents.
After getting a couple of satellites into orbit in Kerbal Space Program, I decided I wanted to take to the skies in a plane. I saw this as walking before I ran, but it was surprisingly tricky to get a balanced plane out of the hangar and into the air. Here’s what I learnt…
A while ago I wrote a post about using Python to parse tcpdump output for domains and URLs. Recently, I started to wonder if I could take that a step further. What if the DNS requests I saw could be checked against a blacklist in real time? And what if the output was presented in a more useful format? Here’s how I got these new features working.
Welcome to what might be a new regular post series, which I’m going to nickname “Stuff I only posted to Instagram and haven’t had a chance to write about yet”. Basically, I’m making an effort to make more of my weekends, and if I start writing about it I’m probably more likely to find the motivation to get out of my flat and do stuff.