Review: SANS VetSuccess Academy

Introduction Cybersecurity is a growing field in high demand; however, many estimates predict a shortage of approximately 3.5 million qualified cybersecurity candidates by 2021. This shortage is leaving many companies vulnerable to data breaches, ransomware, and other cyber-attacks.  To address this shortage, the SANS Institute offers a program to help fill the impending cybersecurity skills

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x86 Exploit Development Pt 1 – Intro to Computer Organization and x86 Instruction Set Architecture Fundamentals

Hey guys! I figured that it would be beneficial to have an entire post dedicated to teaching some fundamentals about Computer Organization and the x86 Instruction Set Architecture, since I will be referencing this particular ISA (instruction set architecture) throughout most of my tutorials on Exploit Development and Reverse Engineering. This will be updated over

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Opinion: It’s Time to Move on from Offensive Security Certifications

Introduction For years, Offensive Security (OffSec) certifications have been held as one of the gold standards in the ethical hacking/penetration testing community.  Their certification exams have been praised for their difficulty and their “real-world” feel as testers are required to hack to gain their certification instead of the traditional multiple choice test.  Having an OffSec

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VetSec Takes First in the Hacktober CTF: Summary & Steganography Write-up!

For the last week, VetSec competed in the Hacktober.org CTF event, which consisted of challenges in forensics, steganography, programming, offensive tactics, web application, reverse engineering, cryptography, and more.  I am happy to announce that WE WON! Our team consisted of the following members: Elliot Chernofsky (@emtuls) Reuben Booker (@reubadoob) Rob Fuller (@mubix) Myself (@hmaverickadams) The

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