Author: Baz

Big Things Have Small Beginnings….

The story of my home lab… I have always been a tinkerer but recent months made me think of a versatile but low power lab. When it comes to labs you can really go down the rabbit hole and spend thousands on different enterprise servers, firewalls, routers.  Choice of Hardware It just takes a brief […]

Creating and Designing a Diagnostic Test using Qualtrics

Many moons ago I was picked as a technical consultant to design and implement an online test. It was conceived as a diagnostic numeracy and literacy test to help student teachers prepare for their LANTITE exams. The initial idea showed so much promise that leaders at the organisation wanted to develop and commercialise a product […]

Pi Hole as a Cyber Security Tool pt 4: The change in the browsing experience

Introduction Here is a link to the original LinkedIn article. Welcome to the 4th and final part of my series: Pi Hole as a Cyber Security tool. I have written in length about how to install and set up the system. DNS Sinkholes can be used as a form of security hardening: aligned to different frameworks. The […]

Pi Hole as a Cyber Security Tool pt 3: Installing a Splunk Server

Introduction This is the third part in a series about using a Pi Hole as a Cyber Security tool. My previous articles are available and easy to access. Click here for the original LinkedIn article. Methodology Install Pi Hole on Raspberry Pi Create Ubuntu Server in Cloud Install Splunk on Ubuntu Server. Install Splunk Universal […]

Pi Hole as a Cyber Security Tool pt 2: Install Pi Hole on Raspberry Pi

Introduction This article is a copy of the original posted on LinkedIn. My previous article I introduced the concept of using Pi Hole software running on the Raspberry Pi as a Cyber Security tool. This undertaking was part of a capstone project to complete a recent course. Pi Hole is effectively ‘DNS Sinkholing’ software. A […]

Pi Hole as a Cyber Security Tool pt 1

The Premise The following blog entry is a copy of my Linkedin article. Hello world! Until recently I was enrolled in an intense programme of study designed for people looking to start a career in Cyber Security. This is the first post in a series about my project. I am using this medium to gather […]

If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it…..

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science. […]

Learning Analytics

Samples of Work During my working in Higher Education I have explored the realm of Learning Analytics: Using data to drive important teaching/business decisions. I have been given the opportunity to present my work at conferences and I derived great satisfaction from the positive feedback of attendees. Interactive Reports The most recent conference in question was […]