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

Python multiprocessing
Backutil v0.70 should be the fastest version to date by far. That's because it uses multiprocessing to speed up the bits that generate hashes and copy files - another useful tool in my Python arsenal!

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

Python multiprocessing
Backutil v0.70 should be the fastest version to date by far. That's because it uses multiprocessing to speed up the bits that generate hashes and copy files - another useful tool in my Python arsenal!

Recent blog posts

Backutil development: Implementing multiprocessing in Python
Installing Splunk Free in a virtual machine for log analysis
File carving: Recovering a deleted file from a Windows disk image
Backutil development: Building and JOINing SQLite databases in Python
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