Things I Learned Last Week: 01/02/2011 – 01/09/2011

by kriggins on January 10, 2011


Welcome to the weekly post where I take the opportunity to expound on just about anything. Never fear, there is always a dedicated Infosec portion for those that don't care about anything else ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few links if you'd like to skip to a particular part of the post.

Infosec Stuffs
Non-Infosec Stuffs


This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Infosec Stuffs

To CISSP or not to CISSP

There is a continuing theme that plays out periodically about the value of the CISSP certification. I hold this certification and will continue to do so. The two links below express, better than most, how I also feel about the CISSP and certifications in general.

To CISSP or not to CISSP Part 1

To CISSP or not to CISSP Part 2

Mobile Security

It is becoming more and more of an issue, one which we cannot ignore. Mike has a post up over at Securosis that you should give a gander.

Mobile Data Security - I Can Haz Your Mobile

Remote Shell on an Android Device

Following on the theme of mobile data security is this video of Immunity, Inc. getting a remote shell on an Android based device. Lots of good points in this video independent of the demonstration.

Panda Labs 2010 Annual Report

The Panda Labs Annual Report for 2010 is available.

Report (pdf)

Non-Infosec Stuffs

I decided to start a new project this year. It is called Project 365 and it means taking a picture everyday and posting it online. For those who are interested, you can follow along at

As the about page at the site mentioned above says, this project is to help me grow my skills as an amateur photographer. One of the things I really want to learn more about is the use of off-camera light. If you are interested in this too, check out the Strobist website. His Lighting 101 series is a must read if you are starting down this path.


That's it for this week. I hope you found something that piqued your interest.

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To CISSP or Not to CISSP โ€“ Part 1

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