CYBRARY

This is the go to site for anyone just setting out in Cyber Security. Real good content for beginners who have no idea where to start. The main content is laid out in courses allowing you to start out with the beginners courses before moving on the more advanced. Some of these are study material for actual industry qualifications, so if you are a complete novice you can start with the CompTIA A+ to learn the basics, and progress to the Network/Security+. Then you will have a solid foundation to move onto the more advanced course material and although alot of the advanced content is not specific to an industry qualification (that’s  not to say that it’s not relevent), it is of a high quality and shows techniques that you will need and use in the real world. The best part of all this is that the site is completely free to use! You can expect to pay between £200-£500 for an online course that teaches CompTIA Security+, and using Cybrary I have saved a fortune in course fees. There is also an Open submission forum where users get the chance to upload content and some of it is amazing as most tends to relate to what is going on today whether it’s a brand new proof of concept or how to setup the latest firewall or HIDS. Do yourself a favour and join up, you’d be crazy not to. Find them here https://cybrary.it

END GAME

Having decided that I want to work in Cyber Security (or call it what you will if you hate that term!) I set off on my journey. This is what inspired the tag line “Frustration Is My Fuel”, this post will cover my successes, failures, (more failure than success) and hopefully help anyone thinking of going down this road. Be warned, you will need to be prepared to LEARN ALOT! Check back for our progress reports, updates and tutorials. I’ll try and include anything useful I find on the way, not just how-to videos, but also where I went wrong, as to be honest this is more about failure than success, and you need to be prepared to lose more often than you win.

NETHUNTER ON NEXUS 7

Also as a part of a busy weekend we successfully installed Nethunter on a Nexus 7 tablet. This is something we have been playing to do for a while so nice to finally get this done. We looked at a few tutorials but the method we used was a combination of a few and we think it’s the easier than most of the ones we found online. We’ll post full tutorial here soon.

THE GLITCHBYTE PROJECT

As some of you know we have working on https://glitchbyte.co.uk for about 10 months now and at times the going has been very slow. There is now however something to see so if you have a spare minute pop over to the site, sign-up for a user account and tell us what you think?

We spent the weekend working on the site code and made big improvements, although we ended up starting alot of the pages from scratch! The new UI is much more intuitive and simplified the features that users found confusing. Our biggest aim is to keep the privacy settings simple and not use the site as a data farm to exploit our members. Check here for more updates next weekend.