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Welcome! This is the main site for Halcyonic Security Research where I post on interesting (or random) Cybersecurity topics.

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About Me

I’m a cyber security researcher and a composer/musician in my free time. I love doing CTFs and enjoy researching IoT/SCADA/ICS. As a security researcher I love finding bugs and exploring them, so if you find one here let me know!

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Certifications

  • Offensive Security Certified Professional | OSCP
  • GIAC Penetration Tester | GPEN
  • Red Team Apprentice Certified | RTAC
  • Certified Ethical Hacker | CEH
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional | CISSP

Blog

HackTheBox: Baby Todo or Not Todo Challenge

Practice can be quite a double-edged sword. Most of us know that creating long-term behaviors and skills only comes through the reinforcement of those skills through practice. We often spend too little time thinking about how we practice and which behaviors are being reinforced during our practice sessions. For us to become good at analyzing …

HackTheBox: Looking Glass Web Challenge

Today we will be walking through the ‘Looking Glass’ web challenge from HackTheBox. This specific challenge is quite simple but provides great insight into common web security flaws that you might find in custom-built applications. HackTheBox is an online platform that hosts various penetration testing challenges ranging anywhere from binary exploitation, web security, Windows Active …

2020 Quarantine CTF

In honor of social distancing, I will be hosting a remote quarantine CTF Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 from 6:00-9:00 PST. The CTF is completely free and presents five different web application security challenges. You can easily register here to secure your spot! Details Any way that you can find the flag is valid in my book. That …