This page serves as a record of books, courses and projects that I’ve spent time on. It’s easy to forget and it’s a good place to keep a record.
- 2018 – OSCP – Offensive Security Certified Professional
- 2018 – Cobit 5 Foundation
- 2017 – CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor
- 2015 – ITIL v3 Foundation
- 2013 – CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
- 2012 – CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
- 2011 – SCSECA – Sun Certified Security Administrator
- 2010 – Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate
- 2010 – SCNA – Sun Certified Network Associate
- 2009 – CompTIA Security+ Certification
- 2009 – SCA – Sun Certified Administrator
- Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker – This book was an eye opener about a state we spend one third of lives in. It is a crucial function that we need but often fight daily with long term consequences. I have definitely changed my approach to sleeping as a result of reading this book.
- The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis – Not a book I would typically choose but Michael was in Dublin and I attended his launch. He documents the major US government departments and their functions along with Trumps poor appointment of Staff to run them.
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari – An incredible account of our complex human beginnings.
- Debt : The First 5000 Years by David Graeber – A fantastic account of money and its uses throughout time. I listened to the audio book.
- Hacking: The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson – I absolutely loved this book. It is packed full of code examples, really intuitive and even comes with a prepared virtual machine for the examples. I cannot recommend this enough as the start of someones journey in to exploit development.
- The Shellcoder’s Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes – I used this book more as a reference but its still great to pickup and consult when writing shellcode.
- Bulletproof SSL and TLS by Ivan Rustic – The most comprehensive coverage of TLS that is out there. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it remains one of my few books that I regularly reference.
- How to Lie with Statistics by Darren Huff – Sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.
- Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold – A classic and interesting read. The examples and concepts are deceptively simple but if followed should produce very clear code that is easy for others to follow.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow Paperback by Daniel Kahneman – Another Book sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.
- Sweet Poison: Learn how to break your addiction with sugar for life by David Gillespie I discovered this while looking for something to read in a little Cafe in Vanuatu. What a joy it was. A whistle stop tour of the human endocrine system and sugar.
- The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson – What did global trade look like sixty years ago and how did the humble shipping container change it? An incredible book that delves deep into something we don’t often consider. In a world of frequent tech disruptions was the container the pioneer?!
- The Big Fat Surprise: why butter, meat, and cheese belong in a healthy diet by Nina Teicholz – A shocking account of the way dietary health has been influenced and misdirected by individuals of influence, trade bodies and supposition rather than science based evidence. This book will change the way you view food.
- The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws by Dafydd Stuttard and Marcus Pinto -THE book for web application security. A must read if you want to work in the industry.