Back in the game

The last few months of 2014 brought on quite a few new professional challenges. Unfortunately this means that I have been unable to do any blogging of late.

So…a quick catch up.

I’ve recently run two Weekend Testing sessions on Security Testing. The info for these are here:

http://weekendtesting.com/archives/3744

http://weekendtesting.com/archives/3804

I’ve since been invited to help run the Weekend Testing Europe chapter by Amy Phillips and Neil Studd, so keep your eyes open for future sessions! Amy is running one this week on API testing. It should be awesome. Go check out the details here and register:

http://weekendtesting.com/archives/3898

During these sessions I referred to the work of security blogger Troy Hunt. He kindly let us use his website http://hackyourselffirst.troyhunt.com/ , which also forms the subject of his two courses Hack Yourself First and Hack Your API First.

Both courses work together as a fantastic way to get to grips with some tricky concepts, which are explained clearly, succinctly, and with humour.

Often these sorts of online courses can be quite boring, heavily laden with dry facts rather than useful examples and experience. Troy draws on examples in the course material, web and mobile applications, as well as real world vulnerabilities he has discovered during his work.

I can definitely recommend both of them, which are available on Pluralsight. The courses aren’t free, but they do a trial period. It’s worth investing in them if you can. Enjoy!

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