Hello to you, yes you, reading this blog. Thank you for stopping by and I apologize for going silent for a while. Life has been busy in one way or another and unfortunately, this was one area that suffered. Thank you for understanding and please read on. At the end of 2018, I received a LinkedIn message from someone at Packt Publishing inquiring whether I would have any interest in writing a book for them. Naturally, and partly due to my lack of knowledge or experience with the process, I was a bit skeptical. I replied to the e-mail and said I would be interested in finding out more, all while nearly simultaneously I reached out to Packt via their web contact form to verify this person was who she said she was. I mean after all, this kind of thing doesn't normally happen to me and I have done what I can to regain some of my public anonymity following a career in broadcast television.
After recently finishing both the SLAE ( http://www.securitytube-training.com/online-courses/securitytube-linux-assembly-expert/index.html ) and SLAE64 ( http://www.securitytube-training.com/online-courses/x8664-assembly-and-shellcoding-on-linux/index.html ) courses available through SecurityTube Training, and earning both certifications, I thought I would write a review of the training itself. Personally, I chose these course as a way to learn Assembly in preparation for the Crack The Perimeter (CTP) course and OSCE certification. After taking the Pentesting With Kali (PWK) class and earning the OSCP, I knew I needed to fill some gaps in my knowledge, and specifically with C and Assembly programming. Seeing that there aren't many training offerings that aim to teach Assembly specific to penetration testing and shellcoding, I gave SLAE a try. If you don't care about the certification itself, you can obtain all of SecurityTube's videos for a small monthly fee through P