Now in the week of the GSE exam, how did that happen so quickly?
I know of another six people take are taking the GSE in Las Vegas, so the biggest group of GSE candidates, to date, all in one room and hungry for the SANS platinum qualification.
Well, except for me – I’m really there for the sandwiches and to take in a Tom Jones show. These months of prep have all been a cover for that. Apparently, it’s not unusual….
I’ve talked to a couple the GSE candidates about the exam and we got a similar theory on how the exam is going to play out. The current GSE’s have given away nothing other than “know your stuff” I think that’s a Zen mindset you reach, either than or they want everyone else to go through the same pain are them.
I’m sitting here running through some exercises on getting GPG to do securing stuff and watching Conan the Barbarian The only reason I’m doing this is a) GPG and me have don’t get on as well as I like and b) Eric Huber put the thought in to my overly crammed and easily confused head via a supportive Conan-esk tweet.
Thankfully the web is full of quick start guides on GPG using this one. I’ve set up my BT4 and Fedora 12 machines to pass files over in a secured manner while evil BT3 machine is capturing the traffic and trying to steal the ‘top secret’ information of top Conan quotes.
Oddly enough, going over this has made me flash back to the SANS 560 course and it all started making sense. Or it could be the fact Conan has just punched out a camel. That sometime happens in Canberra too.
I’ll just run through a few more exercises to lock in the basic principles again and update my notes. The lovely folk at Fedora have straight forward steps to protect GPG keys, so that the next thing I’ll be playing with. At no point will I attempt any strange posturing with make believe swords during the typing of gpg commands. Crom!