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From the rumor mill: features for BoKS 6.x and 7.x

2010-09-16 00:00:00

A few weeks ago we met with two of FoxT's VPs who'd come over from the US to Amsterdam. During our two hour meeting we were told of many awesome features to be expected in future versions of BoKS (or "FoxT Access Control" :) ).

The future looks bright! I for one can't wait to get my hands on 6.6.x to start testing and learning! :) tags: , ,

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Security problems: password entropy versus reuse

2010-09-14 22:24:00

An interesting security conversation

Comic continues here

As a security guy this comic makes 100% sense and it is in fact a very likely scenario. It is also the one reason why we (Marli and I) never use the same password twice, either between accounts or when rotating them semi-frequently. tags: , ,

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I spent a week in boot camp

2010-09-10 22:43:00

CISSP course books

You may recall that I started studying for my CISSP certification sometime in June. Since then I spent two months reading the 1200 page course book cover-to-cover, learning a lot of new things about the field of IT security. It was a chore getting through the book, but it's been very educational!

Last week I finally finished the last chapter, just in time for this week's "boot camp" week. Instead of using the five days of class learning things from scratch, I came prepared and only used the class to pinpoint any weak points in my knowledge and experience. Five days, forty hours of dry theory and many discussions later I now have a list of roughly 50 "TODO" items to tend to before my examination.

The exam is slated for the 13th of November and will take all of six hours. I'm actually a bit afraid that the remaining two months will be too long for me. I'll need a few weeks to kill all the "TODO" items, which will then leave me with a few more weeks before the exam. I could keep on cramming, I could get started on my next certs/studies, I could get some programming done, or I could simply unwind. I don't know... I'm afraid of letting all the info I've gathered slip from my head either way. tags: , ,

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