London, UK -  Cyber security professional with a particular interest in incident response and forensics, event logging, SOC, and SIEM management. SANS Cyber Retraining Academy graduate and ex-journalist

History

2017- Cyber security incident response, SOC, SIEM, log management and analytics

2017 SANS Cyber Retraining Academy, London (funded by HM Government)

2013-17 Cyber security journalist (print and online)

Interests

  • Cyber security
  • Technology
  • Coding (Python, C#)
  • Reading
  • Running
  • Guitar
  • Video games (PS4, PC)

Currently thinking about

Backutil updates
I've just uploaded Backutil v0.52 - a new version of my Windows backup utility with several small bug fixes and improvements. Next up: Code optimisation for speedier hashing and file transfers.

History

2017- Cyber security incident response, SOC, SIEM, log management and analytics

2017 SANS Cyber Retraining Academy, London (funded by HM Government)

2013-17 Cyber security journalist (print and online)

Interests

  • Cyber security
  • Technology
  • Coding (Python, C#)
  • Reading
  • Running
  • Guitar
  • Video games (PS4, PC)

Currently thinking about

Backutil updates
I've just uploaded Backutil v0.52 - a new version of my Windows backup utility with several small bug fixes and improvements. Next up: Code optimisation for speedier hashing and file transfers.

Recent blog posts

Introducing Backutil: A Python‐based Windows backup utility
The best cyber security and technology books I read during 2020
AWS: Deploying and connecting to a SQL database in the cloud
AWS: Deploying a virtual network and server in the cloud
Cracking a password-protected ZIP file with fcrackzip
Network connections and packet crafting on the Linux command line
Technicolor TG582n router: The missing event logging manual
Welcome to a new website with a new philosophy
Why virtual cyber security conferences should be the new normal
SANS FOR508: I’m now a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst