Sunday, May 21, 2023

Accomplishments and Goals

Hello everyone! I'm back for yet another drive-by blog post. I've had a lot going on since my last post in December and I thought I'd catch you up a little.

First and foremost, I graduated! It happened 35 years later than I'd originally intended to, but I finally made it. I graduated with honors from Lincoln Trail College (also my awesome employer) last week. It wasn't something I needed to do, but it's a goal I always regretted not accomplishing until now. So now what?

Despite being done with school, I'm not giving up education. I've already set some new learning goals and I'm working on them as I have time.

I recently started a malware analysis course. I'm nearly halfway through the Practical Malware Analysis & Triage course at the TCM Security Academy The course is authored by Matt Kiely. I've always had an interest in malware analysis, but this is the first course I've ever taken on it. I'm really enjoying it and learning a lot.

I also signed up for The Definitive GRC Analyst Master Class by Dr Gerald Auger. The class is very good so far. I've had very little exposure to GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) topics before and Dr Auger explains each of the topics very well. I'm still working my way through this class.

There are a couple other courses I picked up but I haven't decided yet which I'm going to start once I'm done with the two above. I feel like it's good to always keep learning, so I'm sure I'll keep on with courses that interest me as long as I have the time and energy to do them.

I continue to dabble in Python from time to time. I've written a couple little scripts to help with things I do at work, but they're nothing groundbreaking. Just little things to help me get my work done more easily.

I still have the goal of writing on this blog more, but it seems like so many other things take precedence. I've always enjoyed writing, so maybe I'll eventually get back to it on a more regular basis. Hopefully it won't be another 5 months until my next post, but who knows?

That's pretty much it for now. At the moment, I'm spending most of my time preparing for my granddaughter's wedding which will take place in my front yard next weekend. Until next time, I hope you all are well and living your best life.

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