A Primer on Deception Tech

What is Deception Tech (DT)?Deception tech is active defense security tooling that lures attackers into exposing their position which allows you, the defender, the opportunity to become proactive in your defense responses.  This has become more popular over time,…

Obfuscation vs. Encryption

Ransomware attacks, like the Kaseya attack this past weekend, leverage obfuscation of malicious files and data to carry out the attack.  They also leverage encryption to ensure success in their attack.But what does this mean?  Many people don't realize…

Benchmarks, Baselines and Golden Images...

When the topic of infosec is discussed broadly, not at the level that infosec or cybersecurity professionals discuss it, but instead in the boardroom or at conference room tables the same question is brought up (without fail). What can "we"…

How-to: Overcome an exam failure

I don't know if you’re this type of person, but I can be very competitive.  But only in certain situations, which is kind of an odd thing. For instance, while at work one time a co-worker made eye-contact with…

OverTheWire Bandit Level 1 - Linux for Cybersecurity

Hi there, my name is Chris Ray and I want to help you!  I make videos that help you build your cyber security skill sets, if this sounds good to you subscribe to my channel, hit the like button and…

OverTheWire Bandit Level 0 - Linux for Cyber Security

Hi there, my name is Chris Ray and I want to help you!  I make videos that help you build your cyber security skill sets, if this sounds good to you subscribe to my channel, hit the like button and…

Fortinet NSE 4 - Fortigate Lab Setup (October 2020)

If you have not already, subscribe to my channel.  I will be dropping new videos (like this one) weekly! In this video I will show you how to import the Fortigate VM into VMware Workstation, verify VM settings and apply…

Vmware Workstation no network (September 2020)

Setting up a home lab is critical; but what happens when you get stuck and you have a guest or VM that just won't connect to the network no matter what you try?  Its frustrating, your "failing" before you even…

Fortinet NSE4 - VMware Lab Setup (Lan Segments)

If you have not already, subscribe to my channel.  I will be dropping new videos (like this one) weekly! In this video I will show you how to setup your VMware Workstation lab so that you can distribute your virtual…

Fortinet NSE 4 - Where to get FREE Fortigate VMs (September 2020)

Labbing for the Fortinet NSE4, which is an exam that covers infrastructure topics and security topics on the Fortigate firewalls, is a critical part of preparing for the exam!  In this video I will show you where to get FREE…

Pearson VUE Online Exam Fail

"FAIL" Four letters, one simple word.  It was the first time I have ever seen that word after taking a certification exam! In this video I will show you what I learned about failing an exam and how to prepare…

Fortigate NSE 4 DIY Training (September 2020)

In this video I will show you how to find OFFICIAL NSE4 (Fortigate) training materials for FREE, and then I will show you how to build your own study guide so that you can pass the NSE4 exam on your…