From time to time we experience web sites and services are not working properly or is unavailable. To check if it’s me, my network, device, or the service itself I like Downdetector a lot. Based on user reports it is quite accurate and gives you a nice history of events if need be.
The NICE (NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework) initiative is lead by NIST as an initiative to boost cybersecurity education. It offers tools to assess and build cybersecurity workforce in organizations, private and government and supports cross-sectoral efforts for information and competancy sharing as utilized by the Japanese, cool! A Japanese government driven Cross-Sectoral Forum picked the NIST Framework to build in-house cybersecurity positions and organisations.
I especially like the reference spreadsheet as it can be used to map work roles required for completeness and the associated relevant knowledge. Further NIST have preliminary work for training plans. Check it out!
For reference, there are a lot of platforms to play for free with security preventive tools and techniques as well as vulnerabilities. OWASPs Juice Shop gives lets you play with the Top 10 OWASP risks. PwnAdventure lets you test your skills in hacking games.
CTFd is a Capture The Flag (CTF) framework that guides you in how to set it all up.
And then you have the common cloud platforms, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean etc. to easily set up and test security features on easy-to-deploy infrastructures, platforms and/or applications. Have to mention Heroku, a platform for apps, including Juice Shop as just mentioned.
Had fun designing and printing in 3D a house to be built, for someone in the family. It started with me photographing some entrepreneur sketches for the house they are planning to build.
Check the new insider build, outlined by Bleepingcomputer.
In november Microsoft and Adobe was offering a set of security updates. Check how ZeroDay Initiative covers it.
Supporting open source, Cyberpunk/n0where.net, gives both practical tips and news for tools that a cyber security geek would love. And the best part is its rating feature for all published articles. E.g., here I found the SELKS distro.
Check out these categories I found especially interesting:
Designed and printed this Raspberry Pi and 5″ LCD touch panel case for my to-be portable security box. Keywords: Kali, Forensics, mobile, whitehat, stealth