STS Episode #5: 2019 in Review

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Looking back on 2019

2019 brought a lot of change for my professional life and development as a security professional. In an effort to document this positive momentum, I am recapping a few key areas of my growth from the last year.

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Notable Books

I try and read a wide variety of books mixing technical, fiction, viewpoints I agree with and especially viewpoints I disagree with. Full Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge Results.

This Blog

Most popular blog post: GSEC vs. CISSP (January 2018). Oddly enough, the blog post that got the most attention this year is almost two years old at this point… What does that say about my writing in 2019?

I did not write here nearly as much as I intended to at the start of the year. There are plenty of excuses I could list out here – but the truth is I did not make it a priority.

Looking ahead to 2020

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2020 is looking like a year of another 3-4 GIAC-based MSISE classes. Right now I am targeting completion of the GCCC, GCPM, GCUX. The GDAT also looks pretty interesting, both in my own interests and in applicability to my work as a security consultant.

This Blog

I would like to release a podcast episode each month, aiming for the last Wednesday in each month. In addition to that, I would like to post a written blog monthly, aiming for release around the 15th of each month.

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