Blogging Again in 2021

I’m back! That means getting things back in order. When I was last writing actively I was using Medium… which was pretty miserable. Medium was great for ease of use with a decent writing interface and app as well as excellent reader acquisition. Unfortunately the upsides had worse downsides. Formatting was limited (no tables?!) and everything was like when I used Jekyll but sort of weird. Then came the lock-in/paywalls and general lack of openness....

June 20, 2021 · 4 min · Scott J Roberts

Current Project Status

Currently due to a combination of factors my public projects are on hold. If you’re curious about some of my favorite past projects please check out the following: sroberts/cacador sroberts/awesome-iocs sroberts/malwarehouse

July 20, 2019 · 1 min · Scott J Roberts

Python for CND

One thing I constantly harp on while talking to people beginning in the security community is the importance of learning to code. I think it is awful that we have so many security professionals cannot write a line of code. It’s useful for automating common tasks, gathering & manipulating data, almost anything you can imagine. I think everyone should learn some coding and Python is the best place to start....

November 30, 2016 · 6 min · Scott J Roberts

Golang for DFIR

One of my goals for this year was getting comfortable with a new programming language. I’ve been a Python devotee for a long time and it’s almost always gets the job done, but I wanted a little bit more. There are times Python works against you: Dependency Nightmares: While virtualenv and a requirements.txt file work ok for developers it can often make use by non-developers or some deployment stories quite complicated....

July 18, 2016 · 8 min · Scott J Roberts

How I Atom

Update - April 2019: To be honest I don’t Atom anymore. I switched to Visual Studio Code in the middle of 2017 while writing TypeScript and Golang and haven’t looked back. During the time I’ve been at GitHub one of the coolest projects to come out has been Atom, GitHub’s own text editor. I’ve been using it since the day it got released internally at GitHub and I can say Atom is one of my 3 top used applications and an essential part of my work flow....

June 6, 2015 · 5 min · Scott J Roberts