I recently dipped my toe into the world of SQL for the first time and got my head around the basic operators and statements. Here’s a summary of how to construct basic queries.
I had a week off recently, so for a bit of fun I embarked on my most ambitious and most complex Python project yet: to scientifically (kind of) predict the outcome of the 2018/19 Premier League season based on the results so far. Those who are particularly fond of buzzwords might even call the result machine learning, although I wouldn’t myself.
It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s time for an off-topic post – this time on How to Build a Car by legendary Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey – a book that’s just as much a history of the sport’s recent regulatory changes as it is an autobiography.
This week I was at SANS London learning about forensics. I’ll post a proper writeup on the the course a bit later (it didn’t actually finish until this afternoon), but I thought I’d attend one of the SANS evening talks to learn something new and flex my rarely-used journalistic muscle.
The bulk of cyber security incidents are fairly simple, but sometimes you end up working with a whole network of hosts that are connected to each other in different ways. With this scenario in mind, I recently set out to explore the possibility of creating a Python script to automatically generate a simple network diagram to visualise things more clearly.