2021 was a pretty action-packed year. I take some time later in this entry to reflect on the last 12 months, as well as look to next year and what it may bring.

Site News
  • Over 200 named vulnerabilities recorded. Fun stuff.
  • Out w/ the old and in with the new. I have a new (slightly tweaked version of the old) logo! Posting the old one here for posterity’s sake.

old shellsharks logo

Shellsharks Podcast
  • I have a new episode out (finally).
  • I also have some guests lined up for the new year.
What I’m Learning
  • I plan to finally start the WEB-300 (OSWE) training from Offensive Security once the new year begins. This is decent timing as I suspect I’ll be doing far more appsec + pentesting this year…
  • Picked up the 15-key Elgato Stream Deck. I have a few ideas for what to do with this ranging from Twitch streaming, to home-automation and more… This writeup from MacStories really inspired me to get the device as I think it has more versatility than just for streaming.
  • Played bball once. Was a great workout but was sore for about a week. Hopefully can get more of this in next year.

  • Picked up a Series X and am ready to get my Infinite on! Just have to find time…

A Year in Review and the Path Forward

2021 has been yet another “year of the pandemic”, but it didn’t stop me from getting at least a few things accomplished…

Though nothing is certain for 2022 (except of course for more pandemic), here’s what I hope to achieve in the new year…

  • Spend more time researching and writing. Not going to put a number on it but I’ll know if it I get there.
  • Appsec + Offsec + Cloudsec.
  • I have a couple open source projects I would like to get off the ground and work on.
  • I’m aiming to be much better and more consistent with the Podcast next year.
  • I’ve got a few training/cert goals - OSWE and GSE being two of the main ones.

Here’s to 2022!