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Triban

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Post Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:29 pm

Been hanging around for a few months...

figured I'd say hello officially.  I have found this sight extremely helpful as I move from the Sys Admin realm into the Info Sec area.  I've been working in IT for over 10 years, primarily as a Windows System/Network Admin.  I've pretty much touched upon everything.  Unfortunately I've never found anything to hold my attention until last year.  I decided that I was sick of being reactive to malware and such and wanted to learn more about how some of these threats came into existence and how to better defend against them. 

Since I was interested in this area of specialization, my, no old employer, allowed me to assist on a large scale vulnerability assessment performing the recon and a few network scans and then later was given a smaller external assessment to perform.  Since then I've sifted through different security news sites, picked up a few books to learn how to use some tools better, like NMAP and Nessus.  Also have kept an updated copy of Backtrack. 

I just like the fact that it is like a game, a puzzle of sorts!  I am a sucker for a good puzzle.  But I digress, thanks for keeping this site up and running and providing the useful information, it is a huge help!
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Post Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:01 pm

Re: Been hanging around for a few months...

Well, welcome and glad to see you came out of lurker status.  ;D

AS you can see, this is a great and friendly place to learn and share IT Security information.
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Post Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:04 pm

Re: Been hanging around for a few months...

Thanks Dengar!  Suppose Lurker is still better than Troll :D 
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Post Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:25 pm

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Welcome to the forums, Triban.
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Post Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:05 pm

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Hello, and welcome!
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Post Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:40 pm

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Yes, welcome, must of us visited this site every day withou saying anything, but always learning.
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Post Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:58 pm

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Welcome to the club!
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Post Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:57 pm

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Thanks for the welcome everyone, hey.. welcome Annyjone! :D
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Post Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:54 pm

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Welcome!
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Post Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:52 am

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Welcome Triban! remember that all puzzles can be completed succesfully, which can not be said for penetration testing. The mindset behind it (motivation to solve a challenge which requires to adapt in situations) is correct and gives you the right skills!
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Post Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:52 am

Re: Been hanging around for a few months...

Welcome Triban, I'm also new to EH. What particular areas of security are you interested in?
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Post Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:27 pm

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Hey n1p, haven't really focused yet on anything particular.  I have been a Windows Sys admin for over 10 years, so figure I would start with what I know and work from there.  I keep finding I get scattered when it comes to this.

Any Sys Admins, turned EH, folks here that could add their thoughts?
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Post Tue May 11, 2010 4:18 pm

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Triban Welcome  ;)

I'd like to say personally structure and goals are key to prevent getting lost in security funfair, so find out what you want to do (have a taste of all parts), make goals, stick to your goals and reward yourself when you have acheived what you set out, reminding yourself to stay focused on your goal!  More importantly enjoy the mini-adventure!
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Post Tue May 11, 2010 4:35 pm

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Keep focus is difficult for me. I always remind me where I want to go, so I am able to re-focus again.
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Post Wed May 12, 2010 4:40 pm

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Yeah staying focused is very very tuff! I am learning Zen the art of meditation, this really helps me stay focused, calm and cool  ;D
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