Playing a little catchup

A lot has been going on over the last 6 months or so. One of the primary things is that I’ll be doing is taking the ISC(2) Certified Cloud Security Professional exam on 4 NOV.

What does the CCSP cover you might ask?

Domain 1 covers architecture, concepts, and design. Domain 1 also includes cloud computing concepts which covers broad network access, on-demand services, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, multi-tenancy and more. It also includes cloud service models, IaaS, storage types, volume storage, object storage, PaaS, storage types and more.

The cloud service deployment model covers public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, community cloud, management plane, and virtualization.

The things that are covered in the rest of Domain 1 are:
Security aspects of virtualization – Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors.
Principles of secure cloud computing – covering roles and responsibilities, design principles and Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Design requirements – covering requirements analysis, functional requirements, inventory, valuation and more. Cloud model boundaries were also covered as well as the cloud service models, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Protecting sensitive information portion covered hardening, encryption, layer defense, common threats, secure data life cycles and more. And finally, the Threat Modeling portion of Domain 1 includes STRIDE, DREAD, the OWASP Top 10 security threats and the CSA Top 9 risks.

I’ll outline Domain 2 tomorrow along with some other important details.

Ive also been able to make back to CrossFit on a regular basis. Ive also been able to get out on the water a little more often and once I pass this exam in November I’ll take a couple months off and then at the beginning of the year go ALL IN on Heath Adams Practical Network Penetration Testing certification. After that I will take a nice long break from taking certification exams.

Today as a break from studying I took a nice long walk and I found this cool writing spider along the way.

Nice easy two hour stroll through the eastern pinelands
Our old friend the writing spider

And, it’s kind of fitting that I haven’t posted any sort of lifting videos in…forever, and when I finally get back to training that I end up posting a lifetime PR for my deadlift at 517#. Easy day.

lifting is the source

Until next time…

Another beautiful day in the country

Physical training for the day:

A1. Incline curls 10, 10, 10, 10 – :03 second lowering/eccentric load; rest 0
A2. Seated hammer curls 20, 20, 20, 20; rest 0
A3. Standard EZ bar curl 20, 20, 20, 20; rest 2mins
B1. Bench dips 20 x 3; rest 0
B2. Banded press downs 20, 20, 20; rest 0 – pause for two deep nasal breaths at the top of every 5th rep
B3. Triceps push-ups max effort/push to failure; rest 2mins
C1. EZ bar close grip curls 15, 15, 15; rest 0 – try to stay at the same weight for all 3 movements
C2. EZ bar drag curls 15, 15, 15; rest 0
C3. EZ bar overhead triceps exts. 20, 20, 20; rest 1
7 n 7 for 7
7 Hang power cleans & push press
7 walk out burpees without the pushup

On Monday I accepted an offer to begin teaching, part-time, for Chegg/ in their Cyber Security program. I’m really looking forward to helping the next wave of cyber sec professionals. It’ll be another great way to help keep up with current trends, continue to reinforce the fundamentals, and also share past and present experiences with a wide swath of new IT pros. Who knows, before long I just might be able to start posting videos of training and teaching again.

Current affairs:

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

Peter Onuf’s Jefferson & Reclaiming 1619

Pelosi & Congress Claims Sovereign Immunity in Federal Court to Keep January 6 Videos and Emails Secret

Hawks Smear War Opponents Again by Ted Galen Carpenter

Putin Wants His Own Monroe Doctrine by Patrick J. Buchanan