Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A New Year

Happy 2018!!!!

Last year I wanted to try something new so I started the Pentest Fails Youtube series.  It has been a blast.  I enjoyed sharing the stories of both my fails as well as hearing other people share theirs.

For this year I have a few new plans I would like to share with you.
  1. I will be continuing the Pentest Fails videos.
  2. I will be starting a new video series where I demo and review various pentest tools.
  3. I will be starting a new video series where I step though "Programming for Pentesters".

For the Pentest Fails videos, not much will be changing.  I will still be sharing both my stories as well as stories other people have provided me.  Of course, there may be a few guest storytellers showing up as well.  However, I will be reducing the rate at which I will be releasing these videos to just 1 time a month.  This should allow me more time to prepare better videos and hopefully improve the overall quality of the videos and content.

For the tool review and demo video series, I want to discuss and share the tools that I personally find useful or interesting.  I will be creating new blog articles for each tool as well as showing how to install and execute the tool.  Due to the nature of the tools, some videos may be shorter than others.  I expect to be releasing about 2 new tool demo videos a month.

Finally, the "Programming for Pentesters" video series.  For this, I will be starting with a short introduction to programming and programming concepts followed by discussions of more advanced concepts.  As it is the primary language I am currently coding in, most of the code shown in the videos will be written Python. For the basic description of concepts or when I am roughing out a tool idea, I will be using Pseudo-Code as it is much more general and can better convey some concepts.  Along with the basic videos in this series, I may also include some "Lets Code" videos where I show the process from concept to final tool for some program I am writing.

Now being able to pull all of this off will not be an easy task for me, but I feel I can do it and it is a challenge I have set for myself for this year.

In order to keep everything in line and on time, I am proposing the following schedule for videos:
  • 1st Monday of the Month  => "Programming for Pentesters" (and "Let's Code")
  • 2nd Monday of the Month => Tool Demo
  • 3rdMonday of the Month  => Pentest Fails
  • 4th Monday of the Month => Tool Demo
  • 5th Monday of the Month => ???  TBD

Now if a given month falls in such a way that it has a 5th Monday, then I will come up with some special content for it.  That may take the form of some 1-off video or maybe just an extra of one of the other video series.  It will really depend on what I feel like at that time.

If a given month does NOT have a 4th Monday due to the way the weeks fall, then I will simply forgo the second Tool Demo video for that month.

Hopefully, everyone enjoys the videos and I look forward to seeing everyone's comments.

Thank you and have a great day.

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