2020 Prof Dev Edu

2020 Professional Development and Education rollup

In the manner of a professional development, education and training summary for 2020, but almost all online / remote …


  • SEC573, GPYC https://giac.org/gpyc
  • SEC515, GRID https://giac.org/grid
  • Hal’s Linux Forensics Class (via KernelCon 2020) https://ia802901.us.archive.org/33/items/HalLinuxForensics/README.txt
  • Autopsy Basics and Hands On (Basis Tech) https://dfir-training.basistech.com/certificates/ppjr4a1vou
  • Intro to DFIR: The Divide and Conquer Process (Basis Tech) https://dfir-training.basistech.com/certificates/hutpgmlkvk
  • Basic Malware Analysis Cource (BMAC) (in progress) https://0verfl0w.podia.com/courses/malware-analysis-course

confs watched, some talks seen

Some are here: https://github.com/DFIRnotes/confnotes

  • SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit
  • SANS DFIR Summit
  • SANS Threat Hunting Summit
  • KernelCon 2020
  • some talks from ACM CCM (preview)
  • Purple Team Summit
  • OSDFCon 2020
    • workshop on Timesketch data in Jupyter/Colab was great, and got posted to YouTube: “Exploring the Wonders of Timesketch and Jupyter (OSDFCon Webinar)” as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQUmo6rvQH4


  • splunk dot conf
    • (customer) talk on leveraging TI in SIEM content development was informative
  • VMWare VMWorld conf
    • learned about product roadmap, which was what I wanted
  • Palo Alto Networks Ignite Conf
    • Actionable Threat Intelligence talk was excellent

for school (aka uni)

  • Cryptography
  • Python
  • Powershell code
  • (some cloud/devops stuff)


I added easily a hundred titles of interest to the electronic library (thanks Humble Bundle and No Starch Press) and specifically bought extra copies of:

  • Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
  • Cryptography Engineering: Design Principles and Practical Applications Design Principles and Practical Applications
  • Intrusion Detection Honeypots: Detection through Deception
  • Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester’s Training Guide A Physical Penetration Tester’s Training Guide
  • The Art of Hacking - Ancient Wisdom for Cybersecurity Defense
  • Threat Intelligence and Me: A Book for Children and Analysts
  • SCADA and Me: A Book for Children and Management
  • several books on iGo and language learning


public & open source

Articles and Presentations

  • Blog: Fun with [Famous] Malware: http://www.dfirnotes.net/MAR-sanity-check/
  • Brownbag: Yara, Make Your Own Rules (at dc404) http://www.dfirnotes.net/yara_rules/
  • possible a few useful tweets :shrugginglady:

other edu project

  • tba
Written on December 29, 2020