It’s been about a week since I’ve fully recovered mentally and physically from my Offensive Security Certified Professional exam. A lot of people wonder (myself included) if they are ready to tackle OSCP. You’ll often see people ask OSCP credentialed individuals on what their background is and how much effort did they have to put into OSCP. So rather than give you the “this is how OSCP works” spiel, I’ll aim to answer those questions!
Course Overview I recently completed and was awarded my
SANS GCIA Certification. The GCIA or GIAC Intrusion Analyst certification is a course that focuses on learning how to configure intrusion detection systems (Snort, Bro, SiLK) and analyze logs, and network traffic. I took the six day boot camp that was taught by Mike Poor.
A few months back A1ph4byte, hellor00t, and I had a discussion about a project that would be both educational and useful. Despite being employed in the Network Security world, none of us had tinkered with pfSense in-depth prior to this venture. We mostly relied on the “strict” firewall rules of our SOHO routers. As enthusiasts not only would this serve as a fun and interesting project for us, but it would also serve as a guide/walk-through to others with our same interests. In addition, we thought it would be entertaining to VPN our networks together to build a somewhat larger “homelab” to test theories and attempt to mess with each others VMs, but that’s another write-up for a different time. The overall goal of this is to setup a more secure home network.